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To I n f i n i t y …. … and Beyond G o o g l e. STARTING YOUR RESEARCH. STEP 1 : Consider the world BEYOND G o o g l e ! FACT : BEFORE G o o g l e “Chock-full-of-good research things called LIBRARY DATABASES !”.

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to i n f i n i t y
ToInfinity…

…andBeyondGoogle

starting your research
STARTING YOUR RESEARCH

STEP 1:

Consider the world BEYONDGoogle!

FACT:

BEFOREGoogle

“Chock-full-of-good

research things

called LIBRARY DATABASES!”

i ndependence m iddle s chool media center www imsmediacenter wikispaces com
Independence Middle School MEDIA CENTER www.imsmediacenter.wikispaces.com

24/7

focus
FOCUS

VS

www.imsmediacenter.wikispaces.com

content1
CONTENT

Trash

or

Treasure?

when to use g o o g l e in s c h o o l
WHEN to USE Google in SCHOOL

SPECIFIC WEBSITES

WILL BE PROVIDED

NO RANDOM GOOGLING!

NO RANDOM GOOGLING!

NO RANDOM GOOGLING!

when to use g o o g l e at h o m e
WHEN to USE GoogleatHOME
  • Wikipedia: a starting point only!
  • Government information (.gov)
  • See advertisements
  • Instant access to Current NEWS
  • Personal web pages-Social Networking
  • Fun! (Games, FYI)

Disclaimer:

The internet does offer some good information if you are

willing to sort through the information to determine what is reliable.

when to use databases
When to use DATABASES
  • AT SCHOOL unless otherwise directed
  • Newspaper, Journal, & Magazine articles
  • Encyclopedia overviews / specifics of topics
  • Biographical information
  • Statistical information
  • Opinions on current issues
  • DOING RESEARCH and LOOKING for RELIABLE SOURCES RELATED TO ACADEMIC SUBJECTS
g o o g l e acrostic
Google ACROSTIC
  • General Oblivion and Omnipotent Guide to Lots of Everything
  • Giving Opinions and Options Generously Linked Everywhere
g o o g l e according to mac
Googleaccording to mac
  • Game: always trying to be #1 result for search
  • Obsolete: URL’s are often “Not Found”
  • Overstimulation: too many results to get quick reliable results
  • Gamut: wide range of information and degree of difficulty presented
  • Laborious: time required to search through all results
  • Evaluation: younger users do not have skills or background needed to decide whether information is accurate or not
databases according to mac
DATABASESaccording to MAC
  • Directcan get what you need exactly (take them to magazines, primary sources, maps, images etc.) Can get what you want exactly!
  • Age-Appropriate: no Bess needed to block sites
  • Tiered: Lexile reading levels
  • Accessible: 24/7 will need passwords at home generally or library card if using sites from public library page
  • Bibliography: citations are provided MLA, APA, AMA
  • Accurate: reviewed, relevant, publishers, editors
  • Stimulating: information is presented graphics, kid friendly –usuable
  • Empowerment: users have confidence that they can be successful
  • Selective: database sources are abundant in subject areas, student can pick and choose ones that will be easy to use personally
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When SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION………….

UseReliable

Educational

Age-appropriate

Learning

Tools

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