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SIRS Tutorial

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SIRS Tutorial

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SIRS Tutorial

  1. 1. Using the SIRS Online Database research @ the ecd library
  2. 2. SIRS <ul><li>The Social Issues Resource Series is an online database of magazines, newspapers & reference books relating to social issues </li></ul><ul><li>Access is available from school or home; see Mr. Thomson for home-use passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Watch this slide show to learn how to use it: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Go to the Drury Library Site: http:// ecd.hdsb.ca /library <ul><li>… and click on “Research” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Use the pull-down menu <ul><li>Select “I want to find articles online…” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Select SIRS <ul><li>… and click “GO” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Select a search type <ul><li>Perform a Subject or Keyword search </li></ul>
  7. 7. Subject Search: <ul><li>Select “Subject Headings,” enter search term in box, and click “Search” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Subject Search: <ul><li>Check appropriate subject headings, then click on “View Checked Subjects” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Subject Search: <ul><li>Look at number of articles & sources </li></ul><ul><li>Check desired items & “Update Tagged List” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on </li></ul><ul><li>title to view </li></ul><ul><li>article </li></ul>
  10. 10. Keyword Search: <ul><li>Select “Keyword / Natural Language,” enter search term in box, and click “Search” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Keyword Search: <ul><li>Look at number of articles & sources </li></ul><ul><li>Check desired items & “Update Tagged List” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on </li></ul><ul><li>title to view </li></ul><ul><li>article </li></ul>
  12. 12. Repeat! <ul><li>Be sure to try several searches with different subjects, keywords and keyword combinations until you find what you need! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Got a question or problem? <ul><li>Click for online help </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the </li></ul><ul><li>contact Mr. Thomson link </li></ul><ul><li>See Mr. Thomson </li></ul><ul><li>during school hours </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thanks for watching this training presentation! <ul><li>Mr. R. Thomson </li></ul><ul><li>E.C. Drury H.S., HDSB </li></ul><ul><li>© 2008-2009 </li></ul>

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