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1 Why are we here today? You will be using the BCHS media center for 5 ½ more years. Learning some basic terms and information will help you do research projects. Library skills are part of your Language Arts grade The media center is a cool place to be. So let’s begin with some definitions……..

2 Bibliography A BIBLIOGRAPHY is a list of books or other resources. It may refer to the resources cited in a research paper, or…….it may refer to additional materials that you may consult if you need more information on a topic.

3 American Library Association: Recommended Books for College Bound Students Beyer, Ramsey. Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year. Zest, 2013. In this autobiographical tale told through a variety of formats, Beyer moves from a small town in Michigan to an art school in Baltimore. Original journal entries, lists, and comics are all used to recount the joys, discoveries, and challenges of her first year in college. Blumenthal, Karen. Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America. Simon and Schuster/Atheneum, 2005. Although we take it for granted that girls play high school and college sports, this wasn’t always the case. Who was responsible for the passage of Title IX, and at what cost? This fascinating chapter in the history of feminist equality is a story that should not be forgotten. Bowker, John. World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained. DK, 2006. This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated work introduces the reader to faiths of the world through religious artifacts, paintings, architecture, and annotations of sacred texts. It includes timelines comparing significant events and people. Bryson, Bill. Shakespeare: The Illustrated and Updated Edition. HarperCollins, 2009. Bryson hits the mark with his characteristic wit as he explores the world of Shakespeare and the mystery surrounding the man and his plays. Burr, Ty. Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame. Pantheon Books, 2012. Why do we obsess about Hollywood and its stars? Burr’s history of cinema and acting illuminates why we love—and sometimes love to hate—the idea of celebrity. Chilvers, Ian, Iain Zaczek, and others. Art That Changed the World. DK, 2013. This beautiful and extensive collection examines the history of art. Organized chronologically, the combination of visuals and informative text is both approachable and easy to grasp. ****This is an example of a bibliography****

4 Primary Source Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic. They are created by witnesses who experienced the events being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring.

5 Examples of primary sources are letters, photographs, sketches, memoirs, and diaries

6 ENCYCLOPEDIA A book or set of books containing articles on various topics, usually in alphabetical arrangement, covering all branches of knowledgeset If you don’t know ANYTHING about a subject, this is the best place to start

7 Fiction Fiction books, or novels, are not true Although they may be based on real events, at least some of the story is made up Fiction books should not be used for research reports The call number for a fiction book is F and the first 3 letters of the author’s last name

8 Nonfiction Nonfiction books are based on real, not made up events The call numbers for nonfiction books are numbers like 636.3 and then the first 3 letters of the author’s last name. A nonfiction art book may have the call number 709 Jan.

9 Nine Hundred Section History books are located in the 900 section A book about the British history may have a call number of 942.05 Wei

10 Nonfiction books are arranged by numbers in the the Dewey Decimal System This system has 10 broad categories of subjects: 000-100500-600 100-200 600-700 200-300 700-800 300-400 800-900 400-500 900-999 Dewey Decimal System

11 Verso The copyright or publication date is often on the back of the title page The back of the title page is called the verso page

12 Almanac Almanacs can be used to find facts such as: Phases of the moon Longest rivers and highest mountains Sports results, such as super bowl winners or Olympic records

13 Career Books Books about jobs or careers have a C in front of the call number. A book about careers in law might have a call number of C 340 Law

14 If you need to find a book about an author’s life (Stephanie Myers, for example), you would search for her name by selecting SUBJECT

15 Sometimes it’s hard to choose a topic for a research paper

16 Finding the right research topic can be difficult. If it’s too broad you will have trouble covering all of the points you want to make. BIRDS is a topic that is too broad. A topic that is similar, but more focused would be OWLS. A topic that is similar, but even more focused would be SNOWY OWLS.

17 The opposite problem is when the topic is too NARROW, and you can’t find enough information. Look for a similar topic, but one that has more information. A. A topic that is too narrow might be: “The feeding habits of the Garden Snail”. B. A broader subject might be: “Facts and Information about Snails, Habitat, Anatomy, Reproduction, Feeding and Predators”. Topic A will have more information than Topic B because it is BROADER>

18 One last thing…………

19 http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/222136/file-21596402-pdf/MLA_Citation_Basics-EBook.pdf?t=1363013386000 If you are writing a paper for language arts and cannot remember the source, you can look at our MLA eBook. The link to this eBook is located: a.On the district webpage b.On the high school webpage c.On the “Media Center Links” d.On FollettShelf CLICK HERE

20 Now it’s time to fill in your crossword puzzle, using the presentation as a guide.


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