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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


Content

CONTENT


Content1

CONTENT

Trash

or

Treasure?


Content2

CONTENT


Reading support

READING SUPPORT


Reading levels

READING LEVELS


Citation bibliographic assistance

CITATIONBIBLIOGRAPHIC ASSISTANCE


Article summaries

ARTICLE SUMMARIES


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


To i n f i n i t y

When SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION………….

UseReliable

Educational

Age-appropriate

Learning

Tools


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