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
INSPIRE Virtual Library for K-12
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Databases and descriptions (vs. INSPIRE federated
Audience age group
Tips and tricks
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INSPIRE Virtual Library
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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.
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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
Bookmark: Link on social media
Listen: Choose an accent!
Translate: Choose a language from drop-down
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Databases in Kids
Search (for basic
Middle Search Plus
Funk & Wagnall's
(for more advanced
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Student Research Center
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80 popular elementary
Highlights for Children
Encyclopedia of Animals and
Funk & Wagnall's
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Funk and Wagnall's New World
Audience: Elementary and up
Standard EBSCO interface
Full text for each entry
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Middle Search Plus
school and up
140 popular middle
Boy’s Life, Baseball
Geographic, Funk &
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Middle Search Plus
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Audience: High School and up
Full-text general reference database
Extensive primary source documents
Magill Book Reviews
Essential Documents of American History
Bill of Rights
The Federalist papers
CIA World Factbook
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Audience: High school and up
Full text and bibliographic records for public library
Reference, Business, Health, Education, General Science,
Popular publications include:
Computer Weekly, Consumer Reports, Cosmo, Ebony, Jet,
Runner’s World, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair
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Audience: High school and
More than 40 national and
Christian Science Monitor,
USA Today, Washington
Post, The Times (London),
TV and radio news
CBS, CNN, Fox News, NPR
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Audience: High school and up
Current events database
Social, political, economic and scientific topics
Recommended for debate club, persuasive papers
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Gale database features
Most don’t have a unified look.
Change Resources (with databases “In
Context”) to change Gale databases
Bookmark: Create a permalink to copy
Share: Post on social media outlets.
Email: Send the resource over email.
Dictionary: Search for a word in the
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Biography in Context
Audience: Middle school and up
People are fascinated with
More than 600,000 biographies
on people from science to
Browse and Resources lists
Download a Bio in Context
Name, Occupation, Nationality,
Birth Place, Death Place
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Biography in Context
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school and up
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School and up
Nearly 150,000 poems,
short stories, essays,
speeches and plays
More than 80,000
Full text with citations
Search for famous
“How do I love thee”
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Science in Context
school and up
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Testing Education Reference Center
Audience: High school and up
Career development tools
Practice tests, study guides, cost estimator
High School, College, Graduate School, ESL
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Audience: Elementary and
Offers an enriched reading
discussion questions, author
interviews, reading lists
Young Hoosier book lists
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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
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:
Digital literacy training for patrons / Assistance for library
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Contact your regional coordinator for more training
Shauna Borger, Indiana State Library, Professional
Development Office Supervisor
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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?
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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
Does Inspire have access to a magazine called National Geographic Little
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
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