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Love your library databases

  1. 1. LOVE YOUR LIBRARY DATABASES Ms. Doyle, Librarian
  2. 2. Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/ School pays for access – has info you can’t get free on the web Edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites Often include citations! Also check your public library – you’ll need your card and PIN.
  3. 3. How to Find the Databases Go to your school’s website Hover over Library in the menu, then choose Online Research Tools or Library Home Page You can also find link to database passwords on Library Home Page (must log in to Edline)
  4. 4. ENCYCLOPEDIAS World Book & Grolier
  5. 5. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  6. 6. GROLIER ENCYCLOPEDIA
  7. 7. ENCYCLOPEDIAS  Have you used World Book or Grolier online? Thumbs up, down or sideways.  Would you find in-depth information?  Would you find opinions about a topic?  Would you find newspaper and magazine articles?  Can you think of a question that an online encyclopedia would answer well?
  8. 8. CULTUREGRAMS
  9. 9. HAVE YOU USED CULTUREGRAMS?  Thumbs up for yes  Thumbs sideways for maybe  Thumbs down for no What kind of information would you expect to find here?
  10. 10. GALE POWERSEARCH
  11. 11. GALE POWERSEARCH
  12. 12. GALE POWERSEARCH – BOOK RESULTS
  13. 13. GALE POWERSEARCH Magazine and newspaper articles Online reference books Scholarly journals What kind of research would you do using Powersearch?
  14. 14. PRO/CON DATABASES 1. Opposing Viewpoints 2. SIRS Researcher
  15. 15. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
  16. 16. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
  17. 17. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
  18. 18. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
  19. 19. SIRS RESEARCHER
  20. 20. SIRS RESEARCHER/KNOWLEDGE SOURCE
  21. 21. PRO/CON DATABASES What kind of research would you do using Opposing Viewpoints and SIRS Researcher?
  22. 22. ACTIVITY Go to LOJ website, Library, Class Projects, and Database Practice Questions Pick the best database for each of the three questions Use the databases to find the answers

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