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Lesson 1 Introduction to RISK and Dewey


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  • 1. Lesson 1 - Introduction I’m Wilf . I will tell you “ w hat I ’ m l ooking f or” in this unit. This means I want to know if you can do what I am looking for by the end! I’m Walt . I will tell you what we will be learning, after all: w e a re l earning t o…work well in Meldrum Academy!
  • 2.
    • Walt says: “In this unit we are learning :
      • to use search skills to find information.
      • to select only the information that we need.
      • to record information.
      • to make use of the information we find.”
  • 3.
    • Wilf says: “What I’m looking for is that by the end of this unit you should be able to say:
    • ‘ I can…
      • come up with good research questions.
      • choose a variety of good quality sources to answer these questions.
      • skim and scan for information.
      • take notes in a variety of ways.
      • produce an organised report which answers
      • my questions.’”
  • 4. Summary
    • Remember…
      • This is not a project – it is an INVESTIGATION.
      • You can use these skills in all of your subjects!
    It is all about retrieving and using information!
      • Before you begin you should evaluate how good your skills and knowledge are already
  • 5. Activity 1 - Evaluating my skills Record my notes briefly and accurately Read effectively to find the most useful information Skim and Scan for information Use Search Engine tools and tricks to find the most useful material Use Contents and Index pages to find the most useful information Locate relevant sources of information Use keywords to help me organise myself and my notes Use questions to help me to find out what I want to know Make use of what I already know   
  • 6. Finding your way round the Library
    • Over 100 years ago Melville Dewey invented a system of code numbers to organise knowledge.
    • This system is known as the Dewey Decimal Classification System and is used in libraries all over the world.
    • This system keeps books on the same subject together and near to books on similar subjects
    • Use sets of cards for Activity 2
  • 7. The main subjects for each set of 100 numbers in the Dewey System are
    • 000 - 099 General Knowledge, Encyclopedias, Computing
    • 100 - 199 Psychology and Philosophy
    • 200 - 299 Religions and Mythology
    • 300 - 399 Social Science, Communities, Law, Economics
    • 400 - 499  Languages
    • 500 - 599 Sciences – Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
    • 600 - 699 Health, Gardening, Business and Technology
    • 700 - 799 Art, Music, Drama, Sports and Leisure
    • 800 - 899 Literature
    • 900 - 999 Geography and History
    • B Biography and Autobiography
  • 8. Using the Subject Index
    • To find the Dewey number for a topic,
    • look up the topic in the Subject Index available at the library desk.
    • or do a search on the Library Catalogue .
  • 9. Locating Books in Libraries
    • The online library catalogue lists all the books and other resources available in any library in Aberdeenshire.
    • You can log on to see what is available on your topic at
    • Ask the library staff for a PIN number if you want to request books from another library.
  • 10. Summary
    • Remember…
      • use the catalogue to find relevant books
      • find out if they are in this library
      • look in the right section of the library
      • request extra books from other libraries
  • 11. Online Library Catalogue URL
    • www.aberdeenshire.
    Complete Activities 3, 4 & 5