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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.

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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.

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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.

.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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?
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