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Dawn Tyrrell - Library Clerk
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2nd GradeCharacteristics of Nonfiction
Using an index
3rd GradeCall numbers
Locating books in the library
Our online catalog
10 different ways to find a good book
Evaluating different types of websites with different domains
Taking notes and rewriting to avoid plagiarism
Databases and hints for your Hot Spots
1. Try doing a search with your Hot Spot topic and .gov
2. Use our online databases--Access them from the h.s. website
Look in DATABASES
If asked for a password, use: look
Here are some useful databases which we looked at during class:
(and some we didn't look at).
The page that lists the databases has descriptions of the types of info. that each includes.
Britannica School--an encyclopedia which will give you good background information. Use the middle school version.
Gale Powersearch---Look at the SEARCH BOX--Make sure that it says SUBJECT search. You might want to change the SORT BY box to NEWEST.
Global Issues in Context--You may need help with this one. It will have many of your topics, but could be too complex.
Infotrac Newsstand--Did not work on the day that I tried it.
Kids Info Bits--
Opposing Viewpoints in Context--Be VERY CAREFUL using this resource. It is meant for debaters and those who want potentially extreme views about a topic.
Science Flix--Can easily break down results into websites, articles and media. TRY IT.
World Book Student or Advanced--another encyclopedia.