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  • 1. LOVE YOUR LIBRARY DATABASES: INVENTORS BIOGRAPHY PROJECT Ms. Doyle, Librarian
  • 2. Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/ School pays for access – has info you can’t get free on the web Edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites Often include citations! Other ideas?
  • 3. How to Find the Databases Go to your school’s website Hover over Library
  • 4. How to Find the Databases Click “Library & Electronic Resources”
  • 5. How to Find the Databases
  • 6. DO YOU NEED A USERNAME/PASSWORD?
    • Not if you’re at school
    • YES, if you are not at school
    • Get a bookmark from me today or from your school library
  • 7. ELEMENTARY DATABASES
    • World Book & Grolier encyclopedias
    • SIRS Discoverer – general reference
    • Culturegrams – information about states, countries, and cultures
    • Gale PowerSearch – magazine & newspapers, reference books, and more
    • Opposing Viewpoints (in Gale PowerSearch) – controversial issues, pro-con arguments
  • 8. ENCYCLOPEDIAS World Book & Grolier
  • 9. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • 10. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • 11. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA Search # 1 Search # 2 Which search would work better? Why? Talk to your neighbor for 30 seconds to decide.
  • 12. ENCYCLOPEDIAS:
    • Have you used World Book or Grolier online? (thumbs up or down)
    • Would you find in-depth information?
    • Would you find opinions about a topic?
    • Would you find newspaper and magazine articles?
    • Raise your hand:
    • Can you think of a question that an online encyclopedia would answer well?
  • 13. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  • 14. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  • 15. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  • 16. WORLD BOOK: INVENTORS
  • 17. GROLIER ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • 18. SIRS DISCOVERER General Reference
  • 19. DISCOVERER
  • 20. DISCOVERER
  • 21.  
  • 22. DISCOVERER
  • 23. WHAT DATABASE WILL YOU TRY?
    • Take one minute to talk to your neighbor to decide:
    • What database will you try first?
    • What words will you use to search?
    • What questions do you still have about databases?
  • 24. IF WE HAVE TIME
  • 25. CULTUREGRAMS
  • 26. HAVE YOU USED CULTUREGRAMS?
    • Thumbs up for yes
    • Thumbs sideways for maybe
    • Thumbs down for no
    • What kind of information would you expect to find here?
  • 27. GALE POWERSEARCH
  • 28. GALE POWERSEARCH
  • 29. GALE POWERSEARCH – BOOK RESULTS
  • 30. GALE POWERSEARCH
    • Magazine and newspaper articles
    • Online reference books
    • Scholarly journals
    • What kind of research would you do using Powersearch?
  • 31. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? Thank you!