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Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
Love your library databases inventors
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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. DISCOVERER
  • 22. 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?
  • 23. IF WE HAVE TIME
  • 24. CULTUREGRAMS
  • 25. 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?
  • 26. GALE POWERSEARCH
  • 27. GALE POWERSEARCH
  • 28. GALE POWERSEARCH – BOOK RESULTS
  • 29. GALE POWERSEARCH Magazine and newspaper articles Online reference books Scholarly journals What kind of research would you do using Powersearch?
  • 30. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? Thank you!

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