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  • 1. Using Databases
  • 2. What are databases?
    • Collection on online encyclopedias, magazine and journal articles
      • These are RELIABLE resources
      • Can search by subject, author, title
      • Peer reviewed articles
    • There are free databases available
  • 3. Databases
    • Databases you are already familiar with…
      • Telephone Directories
      • Address Books
      • Encyclopedias
      • Dictionaries
  • 4. Advantages to Databases
    • Information is reliable
    • Organized information
    • Variety of sources
    • Provides ALL information to cite sources
    • Email the article to yourself
  • 5. Important Areas
    • Abstract
      • Short Introduction
    • Full Text
      • The entire article is provided
    • Peer Reviewed
      • Other experts have reviewed the material
  • 6. Databases
    • www. youseemore .com/ mnps
  • 7. Databases Available
    • Grolier
      • Free
      • Includes encyclopedia articles and websites
    • ProQuest
      • Free
      • Includes encyclopedia and journal articles
  • 8. Databases Available
    • Encyclopedia Britannica
      • Subscription based
      • Online encyclopedia
    • TEL-Tennessee Electronic Library
      • 400,000 Electronic Resources
      • Magazines, journals, movies, & podcasts
    • Pop Culture Universe
      • Broken down by decades
      • 300 full-text volumes of material
  • 9. Where to find these databases?
    • PortaPortal
      • www. portaportal .com
      • Guest Access: WhitesCreekHS
  • 10. PortaPortal
    • Includes Links
      • Usernames & Passwords
      • Online encyclopedia
  • 11. Tennessee Electronic Library
    • TEL
      • Most academic databases
        • Gale
        • InfoTrac
        • OneFile
          • General
          • Academic
          • Science
  • 12. Academic OneFile
  • 13. Closing Remarks
    • Databases are the best option for research.
    • Reliable sources is the MOST important factor when researching.
    • Easy to use.
  • 14. Class Activity
    • Using TEL
      • Find the Article: Deaths and death rates from extreme weather events: 1900-2008
        • Find the author
        • Publishing Year
        • What is the first graphic in the article?
        • Is it peer-reviewed?
        • Is it full-text?
        • Is there an abstract?