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Google v Gale

  1. 1. Google Versus Gale Why using databases and eResources can be more useful than using Google for Research.
  2. 2. Google Versus Gale Google Gale
  3. 3. PowerSearch Plus3 Google Versus Gale Your results in Google are websites that anyone could have written and you need books, magazine articles, and newspapers. Over 33 Million Results! First result is a state government site for adults not students. Second result for the university. Random articles on university sports. Google search your state.
  4. 4. http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/4 You can’t trust everything you read online.
  5. 5. http://allaboutexplorers.com5 You can’t trust everything you read online.
  6. 6. More Silly Websites… 6 Britain for Americans http://www.brookview.karoo.net/BFA/ BuyDehydratedWater.com http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/ Cloning of George Washington Reported http://www.angelfire.com/la/jfled/george2.html Dog Island http://www.thedogisland.com/ Case Analysis of a Historic Killer Tornado Event in Kansas on 10 June 1938 http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~doswell/Conference_papers/SELS96/WoO.html Feline Reactions to Bearded Men http://www.improb.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html First Genetics http://www.firstgenetics.com/ Godsend Institute http://www.godsendinstitute.org/home.html Mechanical Marvels of the Nineteenth Century http://bigredhair.com/robots/ University of Santa Anita : The True But Little Known Facts About Women and AIDS http://ithaca.edu/library/research/AIDSFACTS.htm
  7. 7. 7 What is in Wikipedia: About Page. Wikipedia itself says: “newer articles may contain misinformation, unencyclopedic content, or vandalism”.
  8. 8. Anyone can edit Wikipedia…
  9. 9. PowerSearch Plus9 Everything you see here… Academic Journals Magazines Websites Reference Books Videos Newspapers What are in Databases?
  10. 10. Search it all in a few seconds…. 10
  11. 11. eResources at the Library [Insert Link to Library’s eResources] 11
  12. 12. PowerSearch Plus12 Important Tools to Point Out: Home Page Level Type in your search term here, just like Google. Browse down to narrow your topics here. Do an Image search or for a specific type of content just like in Google.
  13. 13. PowerSearch Plus13 Google Versus Gale General Information so you don’t have to go to Wikipedia for info…and you can cite it in your paper! The Factbox answers the most basic questions. Newspaper, Magazine and Encyclopedia articles all in one place! Quickly find the state flag. Get safe, reliable content at the right level without overwhelming results! Newspaper article from the New York Times for free. Gale Search Results Set
  14. 14. PowerSearch Plus14 Important Tools to Point Out: Search Results Level Click on the title to read the full text article. Look at the icon to see what kind of article it is. The citation information tells you what book the article comes from. Tools at the Search Results Set Use the overview article to avoid the Wikipedia information search.
  15. 15. PowerSearch Plus15 Important Tools to Point Out: Article Level Read full text article online without having to pay per article. Have the article read to you or put it on your IPod! Print the article here! Email the article to read later. See the reading level here. Tools in the Articles
  16. 16. PowerSearch Plus16 Search all of the issues of this Magazine. Have this Magazine Delivered to your Email for Free! Browse to a specific Issue. What years are available? Publication Page in PowerSearch Create a Link to this page.
  17. 17. The Library Saves you money…again. The Economist = $127.00/Year New York Times = Over $300/Year Cosmopolita n = $12.59/Year Newsweek = $39/Year Library Journal = $68.50/Year AND MANY MORE!
  18. 18. 18 The Four Points
  19. 19. Point 1: The Article Level 19
  20. 20. Lesson Plan Example 20
  21. 21. 21 Point 2: Publication Page
  22. 22. 22 Point 3: Search Result Set
  23. 23. LEXILE! 23
  24. 24. 24 Point 4: Saved Items List
  25. 25. Free App for Androids and iPhones Just type in “Access my library” to the iStore or marketplace. Select the School Edition. You will need the put the password in the first time. Your password is:
  26. 26. Wikipedia and Google steps to learn more. Which database should I use? Are there other places to go? Choose keywords from Wikipedia to type into the databases. I can’t trust Wikipedia but I can trust Gale. Pick out the articles I want. Read the articles and take notes on what to write. Write! More articles? Student Research Process
  27. 27. On Demand Training Videos! Want to learn more about the difference between searching the Internet and using a library database? Try these tutorials: • From Gale: http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/LibraryVWeb/LibraryVWeb.htm • From Oregon’s CLIP project: http://www.clipinfolit.org/tutorials/what-is-a- library-database • Want to learn more about using specific Gale database? Visit Gale’s tutorial page: http://www.gale.cengage.com/guidedtour/index.htm.
  28. 28. 28 Questions? Contact me at: Thank You!
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