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  1. Shore Regional High SchoolOlivadotti Information Center NEW TEACHER DATABASE INSTRUCTION

  2. Steps to access databases • Log onto the internet – Internet Explorer • Go to www.shoreregional.org • On the left hand side of the screen go to “Information Center” and click. • Then, click on On-Line Databases and E-Books • Username: shore • Password: Devil07

  3. Boolean searching… • Use words such as AND, OR and NOT to limit a search. • Use these Boolean operators to combine terms to broaden or narrow a search. • Many Internet searches will automatically use Boolean searches • EBSCOhost defaults to “Boolean/Phrase” searching.

  4. EBSCOHOST • Your guide to current magazine and newspaper access • Database of newspapers and periodicals • Updated daily • Remote access • Full-text • Databases in French, German, and Spanish • Advanced search techniques • Boolean search • Defaults to keyword search

  5. EBSCOHOST SERVICES • MasterFILE Premier • Newspaper Source • Business Source Elite • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia • Middle Search Plus • EBSCO Animals

  6. EBSCO continued… • Primary Search • Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition • Health Source - Consumer Education • Regional Business News • TOPICsearch - current events • Library and Information Science • MAS Ultra - School Ed - 500 popular h.s. mag

  7. EBSCO continued… • Biography Collection Complete • History Reference Center* • Literary Reference Center* • Science Reference Center* • Professional Development Collection • GreenFILE - environment • Academic Search Premier *useful for these subjects

  8. Facts.com Database • Defaults to story and title text • World News Digest 1940-2005 • World Almanac • World Almanac Encyclopedia • Issues and Controversies • Today’s Science • Science Encyclopedia • Information comes from Reuters News

  9. Gale DatabaseStudent Resource Center Gold • Defaults to subject search • Accurate and authoritative reference content, magazines, and newspaper articles. • Full-text • Current topics TOPICS: • Geography • Cultures • History • Multimedia • Literature • Person Search • Science and Health • Timeline

  10. Gale Database cont…Opposing Viewpoints • Information on today’s hottest social issues • Full-text • Viewpoint articles • Topic overviews • Academic journal articles to newspaper articles • Statistics • Links to websites

  11. Gale Database cont…Custom Newspapers • Defaults to keyword search • NJ Newspapers • NY Times (full-text from January 2000 to present) • National and international newspapers

  12. Gale Database cont…Literature Resource Center • Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. • Search across several major Literature databases to find: • full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, and biographical information. • Overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

  13. Gale Database cont…Science Resource Center • Defaults to subject search • Thousands of curriculum-related topic overviews • Experiments • Biographies • Pictures and illustrations • The latest scientific developments • Articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. • Database offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

  14. Gale Database cont…Scribner Writers Series • Writers A-Z - View a biography of an author's life and works. (Author’s listed alphabetically) • In-Depth Search - Design your own search, using words or phrases, or customize a search by genre, gender, ethnicity/nationality, time period, and language. • Research Ideas - View topics with a highly selective, curriculum-related list of writers to use as research starting points.

  15. Gale Database cont…LitFinder for Schools • Covering world literature and authors throughout history • Contains a wealth of literary works, including over 150,000 full-text poems, short stories, speeches, and dramatic works. • For students seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder for Schools also includes biographies, work summaries, author images and a full glossary of literary terms. • From Shakespeare's sonnets to the poetry of Maya Angelou or short stories by Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder for Schools has you covered.

  16. Grolier Online Kids(http://go.grolier.com) Databases: • New Book of Knowledge • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia • Encyclopedia Americana • Lands and Peoples • New Book of Popular Science • Dictionaries and Atlases Some features: • Lesson Plans and teachers guides • Can search the curriculum standards • Timelines • Experiments • Current events, news

  17. ProQuest Database • Can select interface language • Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2005)

  18. SIRS Knowledge Source Database SIRS Researcher • Defaults to subject search • Leading issues • Natural disasters • Terrorism • Today’s news • Maps • World Almanac SIRS Gov’t Reporter • Can browse topics • Country Profiles • Federal Agencies • Historic Documents • Archives • U.S. Congress • U.S. Presidents • U.S. Supreme Court

  19. WilsonWeb Database • Defaults to advanced keyword search • Book Review Digest Plus • Full-text book reviews from over 8,000 sources • OmniFile Full-text Select* • Full-text multi-disciplinary database with information from a variety of databases including art, science, education, humanities, legal and business. * Not all articles come up full-text. WilsonWeb is currently converting all documents to full-text.

  20. Web Feet Core Collection(Not a search engine, but a collection of preselected websites) • Defaults to keyword • Can limit by grade level • Web Feet is a comprehensive subject guide database including such subjects as: • Arts & Social Studies • Science & Technology • Ready Reference • Includes New Topics as recent as this month.

  21. JSTOR • Defaults to advanced search in English • Can change language • JSTORs mission is to preserve a record of scholarship for posterity and to advance research and teaching. • JSTOR has archives that include scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

  22. Project Muse • Defaults to a advanced article search • Can limit by journal, discipline, and language • Project MUSE offers full text articles in humanities and social sciences journals. • Project Muse is a collaboration between libraries and publishers.

  23. Remember… • Most databases give you an option to either • E-mail • Print • Save • If you decide to convert an article to a word document you can make comments/notes in the margin. Go to insert, then comments. • Explore the many aspects of these databases and see which work best for curriculum area. • Created by Patti Forsman, Library Intern, Rutgers University, September 2008