How To Select Print Materials For A Research


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How To Select Print Materials For A Research

  1. 1. How To Select Print Materials for a Research Topic(in elementary school!)<br />by Christine Stoessel<br />Powell Elementary School<br />April, 2010<br />
  2. 2. This presentation will provide a brief introduction about choosing books for a research project, for example, a science<br />fair project.<br />Will the library have what I need?<br />Where do I go in the library to find what I need?<br />Will the librarian help me?<br />What if she won’t?<br />How many books do I need?<br />
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  4. 4. It seems like it is up to you to decide what<br />you want to do for your project.<br />Hmmm, <br /> …. Do plants need water …...<br />Make a volcano with baking soda …..<br />Is sand different than dirt ….<br /> Whatever you decide, make sure it <br />is feasible (possible) for a science fair project!<br />
  5. 5. Doing a project about metamorphosis might<br />be difficult …<br />
  6. 6. You have had some time to think about your project and decide what you want to do.<br /> Now it’s time to time to hit the library!<br />
  7. 7. But,<br />how will you find the books<br />you need?<br />And where are they?<br />Will the librarian help?<br />
  8. 8. Probably not!<br />
  9. 9. Remember when the librarian was talking<br />about the Dewey Decimal System?<br />Now is the time to take a closer look!<br />
  10. 10. Here’s a reminder about the Dewey Decimal System!<br />It tells about how all different subjects are arranged by numbers and categories.<br />Looking at the charts will help me figure out where in the library I need to go to find my books.<br />projectdeweyclass.pptx.pptx<br />
  11. 11. Dewey Decimal Classification System<br />Developed by Karen Ward<br /> Library Media Specialist<br />Eichold-Mertz Elementary School<br />
  12. 12. Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?<br />Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851<br />Melvil Dewey created the number order system for library books when he was 21 years old.<br />MelvilDewey started the first school for librarians.<br />
  13. 13. Ten Main Classifications in Dewey’s System<br />The world’s knowledge is divided into 10 categories or groups.<br />Each group has a main title and is represented by three numbers. <br />
  14. 14. The Big Ten!<br />Generalities – 000<br />Philosophy – 100<br />Religion – 200<br />Social Science – 300<br />Language – 400<br />Science & Math – 500<br />Technology – 600<br />The Arts – 700<br />Literature – 800<br />Geography & History - 900<br />Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge<br />
  15. 15. You Can Judge A Book by Its Cover! <br />The Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be found on the spine label.<br />Why?<br />When the book is shelved, the Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be easily seen.<br />200Bya<br />500<br />Lee<br />000<br />Mea<br />
  16. 16. Generalities - 000<br />Encyclopedias<br />News media<br />Rare Books<br />Encyclopedias, References<br />
  17. 17. Philosophy - 100<br />Paranormal phenomena<br />Psychology<br />Logic<br />Man thinks<br />
  18. 18. Religion - 200<br />Bible<br />History of Christianity<br />Other Religions <br />About God<br />
  19. 19. Law<br />Education<br />Folklore<br />Social Science - 300<br />About man’s neighbors<br />
  20. 20. Language - 400<br />English<br />Spanish<br />Other Languages<br />Man talks with other men<br />
  21. 21. Natural Science & Math - 500<br />Mathematics<br />Earth sciences<br />Plants<br />Animals<br />Man discovers all that is around him<br />
  22. 22. Technology – 600<br />Medicine<br />Agriculture<br />Family living<br />Man makes useful things<br />
  23. 23. The Arts - 700<br />Drawing <br />Music<br />Recreational & performing arts<br />Man makes beautiful things<br />
  24. 24. Literature - 800<br />American Literature<br />Old English Literature<br />Literatures of Other Languages<br />Man writes<br />
  25. 25. Geography & History - 900<br />Geography<br />Biographies<br />Ancient History<br />Man writes about <br />travel, people, and <br />events<br />
  26. 26. Flashback! What Do You Remember?<br />Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?<br />What does the DDCS do for our library?<br />How many main classifications are there?<br />Where do you find the DDCS number on a library book?<br />
  27. 27. Now that you have decided what you want to do, you know which part of the library you need!<br />
  28. 28. Here you can look for books on your topic. The Dewey Decimal numbers and categories are displayed on the shelves.<br />
  29. 29. Choose some books you think you might like.<br />Take them to the table and have a look.<br />Decide which ones you want – probably not more than<br />two or three!<br />
  30. 30. Now you are all set! Take your books to<br />the check out, and have fun working on<br />your project!<br />
  31. 31. Resources<br />Marybeth Kurspahic, classmate<br />Bing image capture<br />Flickr<br />