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  • MAS Ultra Search for climate change Show all options and limiters in basic and advanced search Open document Show options – translate, MP3, email, cite, save, etc, Show search by publications – issues, browse issues Nation, National Review (I do both since they are on opposite ends of political spectrum)
  • Kids Search EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities. Kids Search makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; and the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date and the option of filtering search results by source type.   Databases in Kids Search include Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, and Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia. In the Teachers Resource section, the databases include ERIC, Academic Search Premier, and Professional Development Collection Ebsco Product Everything in Kids Search available in main Inspire search (see Teacher Resources for databases) But not everything in main search available in Kids Search Large pictures, colorful, designed for K-junior high Fewer options since younger age group, but you can use teacher options for more advanced searching
  • Search by category without having to type anything – animals, endangered animals Can also search by keyword - Jupiter Dictionary, encyclopedia Images – maps and flags are good Sort by date, relevance Sort by type of document Click on title to read article – most are full text
  • Student Research Center EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for secondary education students, according to their needs and search abilities. The Student Research Center provides students in secondary education with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases.   Through the Student Research Center, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, and Country Reports) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.   Databases in Student Research Center include Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, MAS Ultra, TOPICsearch, and Health Source – Consumer Edition Ebsco product Again, everything in SRC available in main Inspire search, but not vice versa More choices, like types of documents, full text, etc. – Franklin D. Roosevelt Dictionary and encyclopedia
  • Primary Search Primary Search ® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.   Popular Publications: Ranger Rick, Weekly Reader, Scholastic News, Highlights for Children
  • Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia The encyclopedia contains over 25,000 records. Full text is available for each record. The encyclopedia is updated annually. It is only updated once a year
  • Middle Search Plus Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.   Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; American Heritage® Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.   Popular Publications: Sports Illustrated for Kids, Boys’ Life, Baseball Digest, Basketball Digest, National Geographic, National Geographic for Kids
  • MAS Ultra MAS Ultra is a full- text general reference database designed for high school students. It includes indexes over 600 journals, with more than 500 journals in full text, more than 5,000 Magill Book Reviews, and Essential Documents of American History, a database of over 1,000 primary historical documents including the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, The Federalist Papers, historical speeches, etc. There is also full-text access to The CIA World Factbook.   Popular Publication include America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II.
  • MasterFILE Premier Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.   Popular Publications: Computer Weekly, Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, Jet, Runners World, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Good for general magazines Consumer Reports might be good for students personal use or projects
  • Newspaper Source Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc.   The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc. Indiana Newspapers Available: Greensburg Daily News, Herald Bulletin (Anderson), Herald Times (Bloomington), Kokomo Tribune, News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne), Post-Tribune (Gary), South Bend Tribune, The Times (Munster), The Tribune (Seymour)
  • TOPICsearch This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.   TOPICsearch™ contains full text for over 60,000 articles from nearly 470 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • Biography in Context Virtually every course of study - from history to science to literature - is ultimately tied to the study of people. Their challenges, motivations, successes and failures can educate and inspire learners of all descriptions. Now you can offer users the best source of content. Biography in Context, a next-generation online portal, is built on a foundation of more than 600,000 biographies on more than 500,000 people gathered from more than 170 award-winning Gale reference sources. Biography in Context (based on the acclaimed Biography Resource Center) delivers Gale's authoritative reference content integrated with the most in-demand resources - video, audio, podcasts, interactives and more - through a Web-like experience that meets the needs of today's Internet-savvy users.
  • One of the more popular Inspire databases Search by name – Susan B. Anthony – Auto-suggest Browse by categories on front page Multi-media
  • Contemporary Authors Contemporary Authors® Online offers your students and patrons continuous access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors, while eliminating your need for product storage. Each Contemporary Authors® Online entry contains the most complete and up-to-date entry, accessible through an easy-to-use interface with a variety of search paths to help you locate the information you need quickly and efficiently. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more. No clear definition of contemporary, but mostly 20 th and 21 st century authors Search for Amy Tan Goes over themes, works, background Barebones interface without a lot of bells and whistles. No multi-media. Text only. Also gives last date article was updated
  • LitFinder Gale's core repository of full-text literature, LitFinder spans history and geography to offer nearly 150,000 poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays representing the work of more than 80,000 authors. More than 660 nationalities are represented in this ever-growing database, which supports high school and college curriculum while offering busy students 24/7 access. Search for plays, poems, short stories Keyword phrases “How do I love thee?” Make sure full text box is checked Primary source and literary works tab – full text works Type in William Shakespeare under person Advanced search – keyword apple and poem as type of work Lottery in title for short story – should find ss by Shirley Jackson
  • Science in Context Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers. Science in Context delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as: More than 22,000 topic overviews 7,000 biographies 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher 16,000 images and videos 170+ detailed experiments 8,100 biographies Two dictionaries Look through categories or search Look through types of content Click on experiments above search box for science fair projects
  • Testing and Education Reference Center Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Over 100 practice tests and courses and over 50 eBooks from Peterson's. Materials cover high school, college, graduate school, career tools, International tests, and a Family College Planning Center. TERC includes an online resume builder. Go over K-12 options
  • Teaching Books TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. Search by author or illustrator – Peter Sis Show categories and highlight Teachingbooks original content Go to Guided Search What’s New Hoosier booklists on main page
  • Inspire k 12

    1. 1. INSPIRE Virtual Library for K-12 Shauna Borger Indiana State Library
    2. 2. Agenda  Databases and descriptions (vs. INSPIRE federated search)  Organized by:  Vendor  Audience age group  Tips and tricks  Practice exercises 10/10/13Indiana State Library2
    3. 3. INSPIRE Virtual Library 10/10/13Indiana State Library3
    4. 4. Advanced search  Advanced search  Boolean tutorial: http://lib.colostate.edu/tutorials/boolean.html  AND means both terms must be present in results.  OR means either or both terms will be present in results.  NOT will exclude a term from the search results. 10/10/13Indiana State Library4
    5. 5. EBSCO database features  Add to folder: Use when quickly browsing results  Save: Allows user to save article as a text file.  Cite: APA, MLA, etc. citations  Export: Export bibliographic record or citation into various software/formats.  Create Note: Sign in to store notes.  Permalink: Create a permanent link to the resource.  Bookmark: Link on social media  Listen: Choose an accent!  Translate: Choose a language from drop-down box. 10/10/13Indiana State Library5
    6. 6. Kids Search  Databases in Kids Search (for basic searching):  Middle Search Plus  Primary Search  Newspaper Source  TOPICsearch  Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia  Teachers Resource section databases (for more advanced searching):  ERIC  Academic Search Premier  Professional Development Collection 10/10/13Indiana State Library6
    7. 7. Kids Search 10/10/13Indiana State Library7 Audience: Elementary Vendor: EBSCO
    8. 8. Student Research Center  Audience: Middle school and up  Same databases  More search options  Types of documents  Full text  Top searches feature 10/10/13Indiana State Library8
    9. 9. Primary Search  Audience: Elementary  Vendor: EBSCO  80 popular elementary school magazines  Ranger Rick  Weekly Reader  Scholastic News  Highlights for Children  Encyclopedia of Animals and Funk & Wagnall's 10/10/13Indiana State Library9
    10. 10. Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia  Audience: Elementary and up  Vendor: EBSCO  Standard EBSCO interface  Auto-suggest  Full text for each entry 10/10/13Indiana State Library10
    11. 11. Middle Search Plus  Audience: Middle school and up  Vendor: EBSCO  140 popular middle school magazines  Sports Illustrated, Boy’s Life, Baseball Digest, National Geographic, Funk & Wagnall's, American Heritage Dictionary  Multimedia search results 10/10/13Indiana State Library11
    12. 12. Middle Search Plus 10/10/13Indiana State Library12
    13. 13. MAS Ultra  Audience: High School and up  Vendor: EBSCO  Full-text general reference database  Extensive primary source documents  Magill Book Reviews  Essential Documents of American History  Bill of Rights  Constitution  The Federalist papers  CIA World Factbook 10/10/13Indiana State Library13
    14. 14. MasterFile  Audience: High school and up  Vendor: EBSCO  Full text and bibliographic records for public library periodicals  Reference, Business, Health, Education, General Science, Multicultural topics  Popular publications include:  Computer Weekly, Consumer Reports, Cosmo, Ebony, Jet, Runner’s World, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair 10/10/13Indiana State Library14
    15. 15. Master File 10/10/13Indiana State Library15
    16. 16. Newspaper Source  Audience: High school and up  Vendor: EBSCO  More than 40 national and international newspapers  Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Washington Post, The Times (London), Toronto Star  Multimedia  TV and radio news transcripts  CBS, CNN, Fox News, NPR 10/10/13Indiana State Library16
    17. 17. Topic Search  Audience: High school and up  Vendor: EBSCO  Current events database  Social, political, economic and scientific topics  Recommended for debate club, persuasive papers 10/10/13Indiana State Library17
    18. 18. Gale database features  Most don’t have a unified look.  Advanced search  Change Resources (with databases “In Context”) to change Gale databases  Bookmark: Create a permalink to copy and paste.  Share: Post on social media outlets.  Email: Send the resource over email.  Dictionary: Search for a word in the dictionary. 10/10/13Indiana State Library18
    19. 19. Biography in Context  Audience: Middle school and up  Vendor: Gale  People are fascinated with people!  More than 600,000 biographies on people from science to literature.  Browse and Resources lists  Download a Bio in Context App  Search by:  Name, Occupation, Nationality, Birth Place, Death Place 10/10/13Indiana State Library19
    20. 20. Biography in Context 10/10/13Indiana State Library20
    21. 21. Contemporary Authors  Audience: Middle school and up  Vendor: Gale  Biographies and bibliographical data on contemporary authors  Mostly 20th and 21st century authors 10/10/13Indiana State Library21
    22. 22. LitFinder  Audience: Middle-High School and up  Vendor: Gale  Nearly 150,000 poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays  More than 80,000 authors  Full text with citations  Search for famous phrases  “How do I love thee” 10/10/13Indiana State Library22
    23. 23. Science in Context  Audience: High school and up  Vendor: Gale  Subjects: earth science, life science, space, technology, math, biographies 10/10/13Indiana State Library23
    24. 24. Testing Education Reference Center (TERC)  Audience: High school and up  Vendor: Gale  Career development tools  Practice tests, study guides, cost estimator  High School, College, Graduate School, ESL 10/10/13Indiana State Library24
    25. 25. TERC 10/10/13Indiana State Library25
    26. 26. Teaching Books  Audience: Elementary and up  Vendor: TeachingBooks.net  Offers an enriched reading experience  Supplemental materials including activities, discussion questions, author interviews, reading lists  Indiana resources  Young Hoosier book lists 10/10/13Indiana State Library26
    27. 27. Tips and Tricks  Don’t get overwhelmed! Practice with the exercises at the end of this presentation.  Break up the databases into chunks and tackle them as a group.  Identify some of the databases your audience could use the most and get to know those first.  Build up your information literacy teaching skills.  Reference page on WebJunction Indiana: http://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/reference.html  Digital literacy training for patrons / Assistance for library staff. http://digitallearn.org/ 10/10/13Indiana State Library27
    28. 28. Thank you!  Download this presentation from ISL’s Slide Share profile:  Contact your regional coordinator for more training opportunities:  http://www.in.gov/library/pdo.htm  Call me!  Shauna Borger, Indiana State Library, Professional Development Office Supervisor  317-232-3718  sborger@library.in.gov 10/10/13Indiana State Library28
    29. 29. Practice Exercises  A student would like to take a practice test for the ACT. Also, all of the guide books are checked out for the U.S. History AP exam. Find these resources using Inspire.  A third-grader is doing a short report on Guatemala. He needs a map and a flag of the country, as well as some basic facts about the geography of the country.  A high school sophomore is looking for primary source material written by Abraham Lincoln. She needs at least one speech and one letter.  A child comes into the library and doesn’t know what he wants. He is reading at a 6th grade level and his favorite class is P.E. He likes books on sports. Can you find him suggestions using an Inspire database? 10/10/13Indiana State Library29
    30. 30. Practice Exercises  A teacher comes into the library. He wants to know the name of a poem he learned in school. All he remembers is that the last line is “under an English heaven.”  Does Inspire have access to a magazine called National Geographic Little Kids?  Someone calls the reference desk. The caller swears that there is a slide rule collection at Purdue, and he made a bet with a friend. The friend says no way, not even Purdue would have a collection that nerdy. Try to prove or disprove the caller’s claim by only using an Inspire database.  A student has to do a science fair project on gravity. Where can you find science fair projects on Inspire?  Where did Drew Brees grow up?  Some people in the circulation department are excited about the new Nick Hornby novel. You heard him give an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition some time ago, but you think your co-workers would like to read the transcript. 10/10/13Indiana State Library30

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