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  1. 1. Tips & hints from your friends The Pine Point School Library/Technology Center Your @ 8th Grade Music Class Composer Biography … … …
  2. 2. Let’s start with Patron’s Catalog <ul><li>Think about your search terms </li></ul><ul><li>Your composer’s name (duh!) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also worth just checking </li></ul><ul><li>under “Composers” </li></ul><ul><li>Leave it in keyword mode </li></ul>
  3. 3. Let’s start with Patron’s Catalog <ul><li>What are you likely to find? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>perhaps a DVD? Or cassette tape/CD? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>possibly pamphlet files </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Let’s start with Patron’s Catalog <ul><li>Which sections of the library have what you need? </li></ul>Shall we try it? Click on the InfoCentre icon remember, books we’re going to share are on the special reserve shelf - look for the the “special icon”… <ul><li>B - Biographies </li></ul><ul><li>B 920 - Collective biographies </li></ul><ul><li>780’s (Music) - check Reference, too </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internet websites <ul><li>Do you Google? </li></ul>Not for this report you don’t!
  6. 6. But wait, there’s hope… <ul><li>Paid database subscriptions to the rescue!! </li></ul>http://www. pinepoint .org/ ltc
  7. 7. Databases <ul><li>iConn </li></ul>www. pinepoint .org/ ltc http://www. iconn .org/ Select “High School” under “Search Individual resources”
  8. 8. Databases <ul><li>iConn </li></ul>www. pinepoint .org/ ltc http://www. iconn .org/ <ul><li>Discovering Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Biography in Context </li></ul><ul><li>History in Context </li></ul>
  9. 9. Databases <ul><li>EBSCOHost Web - </li></ul>http://www. pinepoint .org/ librarytechnology .html History Reference Center
  10. 10. Periodicals - Print <ul><li>Calliope, Cobblestone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the print index, or go online with… </li></ul></ul>For historical figures: For 20th century, contemporary folks:  Biography Today Current Biography  http://www. pinepoint .org/ librarytechnology .html
  11. 11. Periodicals - Online <ul><li>EBSCOHost - Middle Search Plus: </li></ul><ul><li>http://search. epnet .com/ </li></ul>www. pinepoint .org/ltc
  12. 12. Periodicals - Online <ul><li>iConn </li></ul>www. pinepoint .org/ltc http://www. iconn .org/ <ul><li>InfoTrac Student ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic OneFile </li></ul>
  13. 13. Websites <ul><li>You have tried ALL the sources we’ve shown you, and you’re still short on info… </li></ul>You may use the web and only IF IF, but remember, you must do some quality control on your own, and BEWARE the dreaded “Ellie’s”…
  14. 14. Websites - Authenticity <ul><li>Who the heck is responsible for the page, and what makes them an expert? </li></ul>Anybody remember Ellie Crystal ?
  15. 15. Websites - Authority <ul><li>Remember, books, magazines, paid databases (“the invisible web”) have had at least an initial “authority check” by librarians, editors, etc. </li></ul>When it comes to websites, that job belongs to…
  16. 16. Websites - Authenticity <ul><li>.edu </li></ul><ul><li>.gov </li></ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul><ul><li>.com </li></ul><ul><li>.net </li></ul><ul><li>.mil </li></ul>dot-what???
  17. 17. Websites - Authenticity <ul><li>.edu --higher education or beauty school? Is it the official website of the school? Does it belongs to a faculty member (is it a personal or teaching page) or a student or a staff member? (~ %) </li></ul><ul><li>.gov --federal government? Might it be politically tinted? </li></ul><ul><li>.org ---not-for-profit organization. What is the group's ideology or common interest? </li></ul><ul><li>.com --commercial vendor? Is it sponsored by a commercial vendor? Paid for with advertising? </li></ul><ul><li>.net --This can be any individual who can afford to pay for server space? ISP itself? Individual? Not-very-organized group? </li></ul>dot-what??? Taken from Jan Sauer’s website - “Thinking Critically About Information” (University of South Alabama)
  18. 18. Websites If you must use a website (other than our paid databases), then you MUST fill in & turn in one of these …
  19. 19. Other annoying requirements While we’re at it, don’t forget!! EVERYONE MUST : <ul><li>turn in a properly formatted works cited </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes on NoodleBib </li></ul>
  20. 20. Other annoying requirements What else?? <ul><li>At least one of your sources must be a print source </li></ul><ul><li>You must use at least 2-3 sources </li></ul><ul><li>No webpages* (PPS subscription databases are A-OK, tho’!) </li></ul>* Rare exceptions made with permission from Ms. Lozis and/or Mrs. Ansel FIRST--and one of the website evaluation sheets--in dire emergencies only! Remember, the first thing we’ll ask you is to show us that you’ve tried all those recommended places first! Otherwise, no dice!
  21. 21. <ul><li>Summary - where you’re going to look… </li></ul><ul><li>InfoCenter (books etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals (print) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Biography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography Today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cobblestone/Calliope </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iConn - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovering Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography in Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History in Context </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online periodicals (Middle Search) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Works Cited - NoodleTools to the rescue! <ul><li>Go to library webpage: ltc </li></ul><ul><li>Login to the account you made for this year </li></ul><ul><li>Make a new project </li></ul><ul><li>Share it - Composers Grade 8 2011 </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>When in doubt, just ask - we’re here to help! </li></ul>The End