As basis for good library services, Librarians know their collections. System for organizing the collection Types of materials held – books, magazines, photographs, films… eBooks… Subjects. Strong fiction collection? non fiction subjects? Science, history of the region, country Presentation recommends a METHOD you can use by yourself to learn the Resources.Several Resources are based on the same software, they look and work similar in ways.
30 databases provided by IIP American Spaces office to enrich collections about the U.S.ABooks, including eBooks, and books that have option to hear being read aloud.Encyclopedia, - Britannica, Britannica for Kids, Grolier – several of its encyclopedias, including Encyclopedia Americana
Topics for audiences, examples of relevant databases:General audiences:LiteratureScience – GreenFile on the environment, energy ; PowerKids Life ScienceHealth. HIV RAP, teen health and wellnessBusiness professionals and students of American Business management, practices - 2,300 journals. Also business journals for particular cities or regions in the U.S.Librarians – Library, Info science and Technology Abstracts. American studies or American Literature students. Academic Onefile has 42 million journal articles 1980 --- European views of the Americas – 1493-1750 USG – CQ Researcher, reportsTESL or ESL- BookFlix for youth and reluctant readers, English Language Learner BookFlix, read-along option, resources for teachers Middle Search Plus -140 popular middle school magazines, reference books, country info including maps, flags and photos. Teacher Reference Center – re: teaching, curriculum development, assessment, etc.
eLibraryUSA homepage:General Information and notices. FAQsLinks to eLibraryUSA social media :Facebook and twitterTop: Blue Banner - InfoUSA (the web version of the IIP-produced CD) EducationUSA, ECA websiteUpdates: Info about the eLibraryUSA databases, changes and announcementsSearch Box lists the databases that can be searched with PRIMO Box on Top this page is for PRIMO – a search option that will be explored laterFacebook for eLibraryUSACoNX. Webchats, another IIP resource.
Click on the title to see the Full ArticleTools – most commonly used in libraries – print, email download.Translate text (takes time)Listen (if computer has sound capability - earphones.)---------------------BREAK FOR AUDIENCE EXERCISES ON General OneFile… How many publications on X Topic…. What specific subject terms are used for ….Find 3 full-text (one may be an image or podcast) records on XXX topic, published within last year
Publications A-Z list, Subject listExample: Search for – “American” as keyword in title (or in a series title) 26 titles
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ELibraryGetting to Know the Collection By Dar AmericaFree for Teachers and Students
• What is Elibrary?• It’s an online library with free access to authoritative and update databases.• It’s free of charge.• You can print, email.• How to become a member?• What does it include?
eLibraryUSA – Types of Collections• Books – full-text of literature• Essays• Encyclopedias – Adults and Children• Reports• News articles• Periodical articles• Documentary Films
eLibraryUSA – Topics• Literature• Science• Health• Business• Library and Information Science• U.S. Government Current Events and Issues• English Language Learning
English Language LearnerWhat Publications Are Inside?
Educational Resources• Book Flix• Encyclopedia Britannica• Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids• English Language Learner• European views of the America’s: 1483 to 1750• Grolier online• Teacher Reference Center• True Flix
Health Resources• HIV• Teen health and Wellness
• Reference Resources• Ebrary: 20,000 books• Encyclopedia Britannica• Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids• Gale Directory Library• Gale Virtual Reference Library• Grolier Online
Science & Technology• Gale Science in Context• GreenFile• Greenr• Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts• PowerKids Life Science
Advantages of Elibrary:• Offers a lot of information and more for youth and adults.• Instant access to information.• Save time.• Articles written by experts and journalists.• Update and accurate information