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Using Databases

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Using Databases

  1. 1. Using Databases
  2. 2. What are databases? <ul><li>Collection on online encyclopedias, magazine and journal articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These are RELIABLE resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can search by subject, author, title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are free databases available </li></ul>
  3. 3. Databases <ul><li>Databases you are already familiar with… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone Directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages to Databases <ul><li>Information is reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Organized information </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of sources </li></ul><ul><li>Provides ALL information to cite sources </li></ul><ul><li>Email the article to yourself </li></ul>
  5. 5. Important Areas <ul><li>Abstract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full Text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The entire article is provided </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peer Reviewed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other experts have reviewed the material </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Databases <ul><li>www. youseemore .com/ mnps </li></ul>
  7. 7. Databases Available <ul><li>Grolier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes encyclopedia articles and websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ProQuest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes encyclopedia and journal articles </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Databases Available <ul><li>Encyclopedia Britannica </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online encyclopedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TEL-Tennessee Electronic Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>400,000 Electronic Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines, journals, movies, & podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pop Culture Universe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broken down by decades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>300 full-text volumes of material </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Where to find these databases? <ul><li>PortaPortal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www. portaportal .com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest Access: WhitesCreekHS </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. PortaPortal <ul><li>Includes Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usernames & Passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online encyclopedia </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tennessee Electronic Library <ul><li>TEL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most academic databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>InfoTrac </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OneFile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Academic OneFile
  13. 13. Closing Remarks <ul><li>Databases are the best option for research. </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable sources is the MOST important factor when researching. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Class Activity <ul><li>Using TEL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the Article: Deaths and death rates from extreme weather events: 1900-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find the author </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing Year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is the first graphic in the article? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is it peer-reviewed? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is it full-text? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is there an abstract? </li></ul></ul></ul>

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