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  • 1. Really, the library has more than just books?
    Resources available to you through your school library
  • 2. Library Services From the Convenience of Your Computer
    How to get there
    Go to the School Web site:
    Under the Schools tab choose: Research Links
    Okay, great. Now I’m here. There are a bunch of red, white and blue links. Very patriotic, but what do they mean to me?
  • 3. Fortunately for you the rest of this powerpoint is a guide to help you actually use these links.
  • 4. Destiny Library
    This is our online catalog. It enables you to search our collections anywhere that you can access the internet.
    If you would like to log-in and see the current materials that you have out…
    Username: same as school login
    Password: Houndawg-1
  • 5. Missouri Digital Heritage
    The Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative is a collaborative effort that dramatically expands the amount of information available online about Missouri’s past. 
    5th grade teachers- I have included a link to information regarding Native Americans that may be helpful to you this year.
    I found it under the collections tab, and then cultures and communities.
  • 6. Morenet Online Resources
    This is actually a collection of online services including :
    Learning Express
    Various Publications and Reference materials
  • 7. Gale
    Click on Morenet resources
    On the left side of the page (yellow) you can put in a specific search, or browse topics to find: (if you would like full text you can click this choice on the next screen)
    Magazine articles
    Academic journal articles
    I searched technology in the classroom and have linked an article that I found.
    Technology article
  • 8. Gale continued…
    If you would like to browse the different databases that are available they are at the bottom left hand side of the screen. When highlighted by the mouse a descriptor of the database will appear.
    These databases have different specialties. Some are focused on adults, while others on children.
  • 9. A few you might want to try for yourself…
    Discovering collection: creative sources, primary sources, multimedia and reference are available from this database in print or audio (yes, you can now listen in your car on your way home )
    General OneFile: Contains periodical and news information. You can search by magazine and then a specific issue and it will give you links to the articles in that issue. I have included a link to an Issue of Macworld, so that the next time Mr. Herrington is talking about his ipad you don’t have to just act like you understand. Macworld
    Online Practice Tests (Learning Express library): provides practice tests for SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, TEOFL, ESL, and basic skills for different grade levels. I have linked a test. Reading Diagnostics test grade 6 To use these tests you will have to create a user name and password.
  • 10. Kid-Friendly databases in Gale
    The following databases may help your students find quality, reliable, age-appropriate material.
    InfoTrac Junior Edition: Designed especially for Junior High and Middle School students. Using the advanced search option I searched for Ancient Egypt at a lexile of 800. I have linked one of the articles for you. Ancient Egypt Article
    Kid InfoBits: Designed for grades K-5. It is a much easier format for students to use on their own and articles can be listened to or read. Linked is a biography of Thomas Alva Edison.
  • 11. Educator’s Reference Desk
    Offers many resources to educators including:
    Lesson plans
    Answers to questions educators often ask
    Avenue to search ERIC or GEM
    Under the question archive tab I chose “teaching” and then “where can I find time saving tips from other teachers”. The response is linked. Time Saving Tips
  • 12. ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
    Many of you are familiar with ERIC and the educational articles that it offers. I have linked The Reading 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8
  • 13. National Library of Medicine Databases and Electronic Resources
    Use these databases to find:
    Information about specific medicines
    Latest bioethics articles
    Current influenza research
  • 14. Virtual Field Trip “Inside the Artist’s Studio”
    Provides a collection of resources using the itunes format.
    You will need to install itunes (free) on your computer to use this.
    Can be stored on an ipod or listened to on the computer.
    I clicked on “3 countries you ought to know about” and scrolled down to “viewers also subscribed to” section and listened to the 5 min version of how to change the world in 60 sec.
  • 15. eThemes
    Search by subjects to find great resources.
    I searched for mummies and chose “Ancient Egypt” from the list of results.
    Linked are the resources that it gave me including Ancient Egypt
    Lessons plans
    Mummy movie
  • 16. Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
    Find resources by
    Grade level
    I have linked a lesson on lining up decimal points.
  • 17. Internet Public Library
    Resources are categorized by
    Newspapers and magazines
    Resources by subject
    Special collections
    I chose “kids”, “Reference”, “manners”, and then “manners and etiquette” to bring you the following link: manners
  • 18. Multnomah County (OR) Library Homework Center
    Offers great resources for teachers and students
    I chose “American History” and linked my results for your enjoyment.
  • 19. National Criminal Justice Reference System
    Yes, you too can prevent crime…. Find out how here.
    Also, find statistics about underage drinking and drug usage. How can we help this group?
    Or maybe you are looking for a career change? Crime scene investigator?
  • 20. Newslink
    Provides news sources such as
    Tv and radio
    News Circles
    And other resources
    If you missed the Simpsons last night, I have linked the synopsis for you 
  • 21. I hope that this information is helpful to you. If you have questions or need any further assistance please stop by the library, or email me, or call me, or track me down in the hallway with bloodhounds.