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So, if you’re researching WWII or the Holocaust, which of the 10 sections would be the most helpful to you?
Refer to your Dewey Decimal bookmarks
Using KPL’s Card Catalog ( From anywhere you have internet access) www.kearneylib.org Click on Online Catalog
Using General Keyword
Best to start with a General Keyword search
For Author searches, always enter the last name , followed by the first name, if you know it
Results of your search Click on any title you’re interested in. This will give you subject headings, the call number, and the status of the book.
Locating the title on the shelf Before heading to the shelves, make note of the call # and the status
Try it! Use the card catalog to answer these questions:
What is the title of one book that is written by William W. Lace?
Who is the author of “The Holocaust Camps”?
Do a general keyword search for “Auschwitz.” In the results, what call numbers are common to most of the titles?
What is it?
A database is a collection of related data that’s been organized for convenient access (via computer)
How is a database different from just “Googling” for information?
Information in databases have been screened & gathered by professionals
You know the information is authentic
Using Electronic Databases
KPL subscribes to 20 electronic databases for patrons to use (that includes you)
Most can be accessed from anywhere you have internet access (home?)
5 are especially helpful for student research
Refer to the KPL bookmark for databases and their passwords (new passwords every Oct. & April)
Accessing the Databases www.kearneylib.org Click on Research Databases
First, you’ll need to click through a couple of NebraskAccess screens
Just remember, to click on the “library” icon if you’re accessing the databases from here at KPL
Click on the “house” icon if you’re accessing the databases from home
Passwords/logins are on the bookmarks (home/school)
5 Best Student-Research Databases
Wilson Full Text
World Book Online
Using KPL’s Electronic Databases (From anywhere you have internet access) www.kearneylib.org Click on Research Databases
eLibrary Type in your search term(s). Choose a reading level if you’d like. Click: Search
eLibrary Search Results Sort your results by reading level, if you’d like. Just click on any title to read the entire article or to see the picture, etc.
Citations are built in Once your article is open, just click on “Citation”
The full MLA citation
Find & open the eLibrary database (remember to click on the “library” icon from here within KPL)
Enter a search term for your topic
Limit to a grade level if you’d like
Sort your results (by reading level, date, relevance, etc.)
Wilson Full Text Type in your search term(s). Use the boolean terms of “and, or, not” to help limit your search. You could check the box to limit your search to Full Text Articles, if you’d like. Click: Start
Wilson Search Results Just click on either of the Full Text icons to read the entire article. (You may have the best luck with HTML.)
Find & open the Wilson Full Text database (remember to click on the “library” icon from here within KPL)
Enter a search term for your topic
Limit it to Full Text articles
Click on the Full Text HTML icon to see your article
Citing Your Sources
One must always cite the sources used
There are several citing styles
Your teacher will tell you which style to use
One online source of citation help is MLA Citation Style
Know what it is you want/need to know about your topic
Use the card catalog to find books on your topic
Use our electronic databases from anywhere you have internet access
Databases are provided to you free-of-charge , so we encourage you to make use of this resource