LOVE YOURLIBRARYDATABASES:ANIMALSMs. Doyle, Librarian
What is a database?  On the Internet, but not in Google!  We will look at encyclopedias today.  Why would you want to use ...
Let’s Find the DatabasesGo to your school’s websiteHover over Library
How to Find the DatabasesClick “Library & Electronic Resources”
How to Find the Databases
World Book& GrolierENCYCLOPEDIAS
Choose “World Book”
WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
There are at three ways to search. . .talk to apartner for 30 seconds: What are at least twoways to start?
Browse to your animal, OR. . .
…type your animal and click Go
Help me pick the best article…1, 2, or 3fingers.
Read your article
Scroll down to see recommended websites
GROLIER
GROLIER ENCYCLOPEDIA
Type your animal and click GO
1 is easiest, 4 most difficult
Periodicals = articles from newspapersand magazines
SIRS DISCOVERERGeneral Reference
DISCOVERER
TRY A SEARCH BY SUBJECTHEADING
WHICH SUBJECT SHOULD ICHOOSE?
WHAT IF. . .   I am researching African elephants, but the    encyclopedia only has an article on elephants?
WHAT IF. . .   I am researching American badgers, but there is    only an article on badgers?
WHAT IF. . .Ican’t find my animal in the first database I try?Talk to your partner for about 30 seconds and try to think ...
WHAT IF. . .Ican’t find my animal in the first database I try?Did you think of these solutions? Check your spelling! Tr...
ANY QUESTIONS?Thank you!
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  1. 1. LOVE YOURLIBRARYDATABASES:ANIMALSMs. Doyle, Librarian
  2. 2. What is a database? On the Internet, but not in Google! We will look at encyclopedias today. Why would you want to use a database?Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  3. 3. Let’s Find the DatabasesGo to your school’s websiteHover over Library
  4. 4. How to Find the DatabasesClick “Library & Electronic Resources”
  5. 5. How to Find the Databases
  6. 6. World Book& GrolierENCYCLOPEDIAS
  7. 7. Choose “World Book”
  8. 8. WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  9. 9. There are at three ways to search. . .talk to apartner for 30 seconds: What are at least twoways to start?
  10. 10. Browse to your animal, OR. . .
  11. 11. …type your animal and click Go
  12. 12. Help me pick the best article…1, 2, or 3fingers.
  13. 13. Read your article
  14. 14. Scroll down to see recommended websites
  15. 15. GROLIER
  16. 16. GROLIER ENCYCLOPEDIA
  17. 17. Type your animal and click GO
  18. 18. 1 is easiest, 4 most difficult
  19. 19. Periodicals = articles from newspapersand magazines
  20. 20. SIRS DISCOVERERGeneral Reference
  21. 21. DISCOVERER
  22. 22. TRY A SEARCH BY SUBJECTHEADING
  23. 23. WHICH SUBJECT SHOULD ICHOOSE?
  24. 24. WHAT IF. . . I am researching African elephants, but the encyclopedia only has an article on elephants?
  25. 25. WHAT IF. . . I am researching American badgers, but there is only an article on badgers?
  26. 26. WHAT IF. . .Ican’t find my animal in the first database I try?Talk to your partner for about 30 seconds and try to think of solutions.
  27. 27. WHAT IF. . .Ican’t find my animal in the first database I try?Did you think of these solutions? Check your spelling! Try another word that means the same thing Try fewer words (“elephant”, not “African elephant”) Try a different database, or find a trustworthy site on the Internet
  28. 28. ANY QUESTIONS?Thank you!

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