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Novel ny databases

NOVELNY Databases

A presentation for high school teachers and administrators

Your Name

Your School

Date

This product was supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System.


Welcome

Welcome

Please introduce yourself and share one goal you have for this workshop.


You will learn

You will learn…

  • To successfully access NOVELNY databases

  • To choose specific databases for your information need

  • To use special features to narrow and refine their searches

  • The benefits of accessing online databases


Workshop agenda

Workshop Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions

    • Who are we and what do we want to learn?

  • The NOVELNY Databases

    • What are these databases and how do I search them?

  • Types of Resources and Information

    • What information do they contain to support the curriculum?

  • Wrap-Up

    • How can I use NOVELNY databases with my students?


Have you ever wondered

Have you ever wondered?

  • How can I find reliable health information on teen obesity?

  • Where can my students find information on the moral implications of stem cell research?

  • Where can I find good primary sources for my

    unit on World War II?


Novel ny

NOVELNY

The New York State Online Virtual Electronic Library


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NOVELNY Databases

  • An electronic collection of books, e-journals, full-text magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other databases licensed on a statewide basis for free public access through local libraries and remote locations such as home, school, and office

    • A source of high-quality, reliable, up-to-date information available only through licensing/subscription (not available free on the Internet).

    • Levels the playing field for all New Yorkers by permitting individuals to share access to the same resources regardless of economic, geographic, or physical circumstances.


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NOVELNY Databases

  • Business & Company Resources Center —

    global business information including over 300,000 company

    profiles,

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) —

    contains full-text entries found in nine searchable

    online reference titles focusing on health and history.

    These reference titles include Gale Encyclopedia of

    Alternative Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, Gale

    Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, Gale Encyclopedia of

    Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health,

    American Revolution Reference Library, American Civil War

    Reference Library, Major Acts of Congress, and History

    Behind the Headlines.


Novel ny databases

  • General Science Collection —

    provides information on all aspects of the scientific

    world and offers full-text coverage for more than 60 of

    the most popular science publications.

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center — a source

    for both medical care professionals and consumers

    concerning important current health information.

    full text of over 650 journals and many reference services

  • Informé Revistas en Español — specifically

    designed to meet the research needs of Spanish speaking

    Users; 40 full text Spanish language

    and bilingual magazine journals, reports and

    maps; a total of over 75,000 articles are updated daily.


Novel ny databases

  • InfoTrac Custom Newspapers — offers over 150

    full text newspapers including New York State

    newspapers and the New York Times full text for the

    current year.

  • InfoTrac Junior — especially designed for junior

    high and middle schools. It features hundreds of titles

    most critical to school libraries and the curriculum.

    This database includes hundreds of full text newspaper

    articles from the Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service and

    more than 300 full color Rand McNally maps.

    .


Novel ny databases

  • National Newspaper Index — provides indexing

    (1977—present) of America’s top five newspapers;

    the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science

    Monitor, Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.

  • Primary Search via Searchasaurus—designed

    specifically for the young researcher, it contains full

    text for more than 60 popular, elementary school

    magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading

    level. It also features 30 full text student reference

    books, including Funk & Wagnals Encyclopedia and the

    American Heritage Dictionary. An image collection

    contains over 100,000 photos, maps and flags in

    addition to full text access to the Encyclopedia of

    Animals.


Novel ny databases

  • Topic Search — This current events database allows

    researchers to explore social, political and economic

    issues, scientific discoveries and other topics. There is

    full text for over 64,000 articles and more than 3,000

    diverse sources, including international and regional

    newspapers.

  • Twayne’s Author Series — features the content of

    over 600 books that comprise three print series—

    United States Authors, English Authors and World

    Authors. This series is devoted to literary critical

    interpretation and discussion for readers ranging from

    high school students through college and above.


Novel ny databases

  • MasterFILE Select — contains full text for nearly

    750 periodicals covering general reference, business,

    health, education, general science, multicultural issues

    and much more. This resource also includes full text

    for more than 1,200 pamphlets, 40 reference books,

    6,900 Magill Book Reviews and includes Essential

    Documents in American History—U.S. Constitution,

    Speeches and more.


Novel ny databases

Your students are doing an author study . They need to locate criticisms and biographical information. Let’s start with Twayne’s Author Series…


Twayne s author series

Twayne’s Author Series

Features the content of over 600 books that comprise three print series— United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.

This series is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion for readers ranging from high school students through college and above.


Masterfile select

MasterFile Select

  • Collect screen captures of search

  • Point out:

    • articles with images

    • text with graphics

    • Lexiles

    • Print/save/email


Novel ny databases

Let’s look at another search ---on immigration

MasterFILE Select — contains full text for nearly

750 periodicals covering general reference, business,

health, education, general science, multicultural issues

and much more. This resource also includes full text

for more than 1,200 pamphlets, 40 reference books,

6,900 Magill Book Reviews and includes Essential

Documents in American History—U.S. Constitution,

Speeches and more.


How does novel ny compare to searching on google

How does NOVELNY compare to searching on Google?


What s the difference between google and the novel ny databases

Internet

Anyone can publish

– no evaluation

Is free to everyone

Is targeted to adults

Uses key words

Cannot limit by reading level

NOVELNY Databases

Contains up-to-date, reliable information -- magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedia articles…– authoritative sources

Is free to NYS citizens

Has specially designed searching screens and databases for children and young adults

Uses key words and controlled vocabulary (subject headings) to help uses find what they want

Some databases can be limited by reading level

What’s the difference between Google and the NOVELNY databases?


How to access novel ny databases

How to Access NOVELNY Databases

IMPORTANT: Type in the local information on how to access NOVELNY databases via public and/or school libraries including the URL, IDs and Passwords

Reminder: The access information is on the NOVELNY brochure you received as a handout


Go home and try this yourself hand outs to help you search novel ny

Go home and try this yourself:Hand-outs to help you search NOVELNY

  • You are a 9th grade student learning about African American literature. You have chosen to research the author, Langston Hughes. (Hint: Check out the Twayne’s Author Series)

  • Your class is having a debate on the pros and cons of wearing school uniforms. You need to limit your research to school issues/policies in New York State (Hint: Go to Custom Newspapers)


What you have learned

What you have learned

  • To successfully access NOVELNY databases

  • To choose specific databases for your information need

  • To use special features to narrow and refine their searches

  • The benefits of accessing online databases


Wrap up

Wrap-Up

  • What curriculum units are best to integrate NOVELNY Databases?

  • What challenges exist?

  • What are the next steps?


Thank you email me with your questions add your email address here

Thank-You!Email me with your questions (add your email address here)


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