Find books & videos (use library catalogue) Find articles & journals (use e-resources) Search the Internet Research & writing help, and more… LIBRARY & RESEARCH
Some books for Level One ESL students… Graded readers for English language learning Dictionaries English language learning books How to books – how to study, how to write, how to think critically… 15
Videos & DVDs available in the Library… Listed in the library catalogue – educational & feature films Some can be viewed in the Library Others can be taken home 16
find articles & journals find articles & journals online magazine & newspaper articles, e-books, online encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. Centennial Libraries offers over 80 e- resources ( also called databases) Logon required off campus Many available both on and off campus 24/7 17
21 7 Search Engines (17-9-2008) 1. Google * 2. Yahoo * 3. WiseNut 4. Exalead 5. Ask 6. MSN Search 7. Gigablast * recommended What is a search engine? Uses a web spider which automatically collects links, titles, and text from millions of Internet sites Places content in a fully searchable database where the resource information is stored for later searching
Use mainly for academic journal articles on the Internet (You are advised to use only the FREE articles)
Evaluating web sites… I already diagnosed myself on the Internet. Im only here for a 2 nd opinion.
41 Evaluating web sites … Who is the author? Who sponsors the author? How recent? Is it reliable, accurate?
Wolfgram Memorial Library Widener University, Chester, PA Evaluate Web Pages Tutorial (10 minutes – use headsets) http://www3.widener.edu/Academics/Libraries/ Wolfgram_Memorial_Library/Evaluate_Web_Pages/ 659/ 42
43 A book recommended… on how to search the Internet… Research Ate My Brain: the Panic-Proof Guide to Surviving Homework (3 copies available in the Ashtonbee Library) Author: Toronto Public Library Call number (shelf address): LB1048.R48 2005