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Not a. G O O G L E. Search. Introducing Databases at the Elementary Level. Ciara Kelly – Kingsford Smith Gwen Ingham – Walter Moberly. Why not Google?. only search engine commercial question of authority, authorship authenticity

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Not a

GOOGLE

Search

Introducing Databases at the

Elementary Level

Ciara Kelly – Kingsford Smith Gwen Ingham – Walter Moberly

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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

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