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Google v Gale

  1. 1. WelcomeWhy using databases and eResources can be more useful than using Google for Research.
  2. 2. Google Versus Gale Google Gale 2 PowerSearch Plus
  3. 3. Google search your state. Google Versus Gale Over 33 Million Results! First result is a state government site for adults not students. Second result for the university. Your results in Google are websites that anyone could have written and you need books, magazine articles, and Random articles newspapers. on university sports.3 PowerSearch Plus
  4. 4. You can’t trust everything you read online. PowerSearch Plus
  5. 5. You can’t trust everything you read online.http://allaboutexplorers.com5 PowerSearch Plus
  6. 6. What is in Wikipedia?Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? PowerSearch Plus
  7. 7. What is in Wikipedia: About Page. Wikipedia itself says: “newer articles may contain misinformation, unencyclopedic content, or vandalism”.7 PowerSearch Plus
  8. 8. Anyone can edit Wikipedia…8 PowerSearch Plus
  9. 9. What are in Databases? Everything you see here… Academic Magazines Websites Reference Journals Books Newspapers Videos9 PowerSearch Plus
  10. 10. Search it all in a few seconds….10 PowerSearch Plus
  11. 11. Important Tools: Home Page If you need a specific magazine, try the publication search. Try it as a Keyword search first, if that doesn’t work useType in your search Entire Document.term here, just like Google. 11 PowerSearch Plus
  12. 12. Do you need “Peer reviewed journals” ? If so, check the box.
  13. 13. Tools at the Search Results Set Use the overview article to avoid the Wikipedia Click on information the title to search. read the full text article. The citation information tells you what book the article comes from. Check out the Use the Limit different types of by to narrow materials here. your search.13 PowerSearch Plus
  14. 14. Tools in the Articles This is the book Email the the article comes article to from. read later. Have the article translated Have the article into another read to you or put language! Read full text it on your IPod! article onlinewithout having to pay per article. 14 PowerSearch Plus
  15. 15. Yes, this is a “real” book…we just scanned it. Go back to the tools here if you need to.Now everyone in the statehas equal access to a greatreference library!15
  16. 16. Publication Page When you do a publication search for Newsweek you get this “About this Publication” page This tells you it isSearch within all in full of the back text. issues. Have the magazine emailed to you as soon as it’s Browse to an delivered! issue! 16 PowerSearch Plus
  17. 17. Free App for Androids and iPhones Just type in “Access my library” to the iStore or marketplace. Select the School Edition. You will need the put the password in the first time. See Ms. Bernard for the password.17
  18. 18. Student Research Process Wikipedia andGoogle steps to learn more. Choose keywords fromWhich database Wikipedia to should I use? type into theAre there other databases. places to go? Pick out theHave I chosen articles I want. good quality resources? More articles? Read the articles and take notes on Write! what to write.
  19. 19. Questions? I’m here to help Thank You!19