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Not a

Not a

GOOGLE

Search

Introducing Databases at the

Elementary Level

Ciara Kelly – Kingsford Smith Gwen Ingham – Walter Moberly


Not a

Why not Google?

  • only search engine

  • commercial

  • question of authority, authorship

  • authenticity

  • reading levels and needs of students


Demonstrate search for

Demonstrate: Search for

  • Pacific Northwest Octopus

    http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

  • Male Pregnancy

    http://www.malepregnancy.com/

  • Other Sites

    http://www.shsu.edu/~lis_mah/documents/TCEA/hoaxtable.html


What is a database

What is a database?

  • Lists of information for a particular need

  • Subscription

  • Examples – Phone Book, Medical, Police


Why use them

Why use them?

  • Reliable Authority

  • Fits Learning Outcomes

  • Streamlines search

  • Paid for – use them / lose them


How to access

How to Access

  • Library Catalogue

  • Go to Database Tab on top of Page

  • Four columns

    • Magazines , Journals

    • Reference

    • Web Resources

    • Professional

      Webcat Database Access


Ebsco

EBSCO

  • Huge Central Database – different ways to access- Ebsco – Searchasaurus

    - Ebsco - Elementary

    - Ebsco - Secondary

    - Ebsco - Professional

    - Ebsco - Novelist K-8 - Handout

    VSB Catalogue- http://webcat.vsb.bc.ca/#focus


Ebsco1

EBSCO

  • Good for…

    up to date info

    examples: articles on medicine, space travel

  • Not great for…

    history, young learners and/or low reading

    level

  • Need to provide specific search criteria

    example: scavenger hunt


Ebsco elementary try it

EBSCO Elementary – Try it

  • Ebsco - Kidsearch

  • Backround info.

  • Terms:

    - article, abstract, lexile, pdf file,

    html file

  • Navigate Sample:

    Gr. 6 Extreme Environments


Canadian encyclopedia

Canadian Encyclopedia

  • Youth is best edition here

    Canadian Encyclopedia

  • Good for Canadian content

    Gr 4 Native Peoples


Encyclopedia of british columbia

Encyclopedia of British Columbia

  • Good for specific BC Topics

    Encyclopedia of BC

  • Higher reading level

  • Text heavy

  • Example – Immigration – Gr 4/5

    Electoral System – Gr 7


World book

World Book

  • World Book Student

  • World Book Kids

    • Navigational Tools

    • World Book


World book try it

World Book – Try it

  • Example:

    Grade 3 Province Scavenger Hunt


E library culturegrams

E Library / Culturegrams

  • Good for country research – Gr. 6

  • Easy to navigate, lots of diagrams,

    photos etc

  • E Library


Ebsco novelist k 8

EBSCO NoveList K-8

  • Last page of handout

  • The best book talks I found listed

  • Take a look

    TL Special Wiki


  • Login