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1 San Diego County Library for Solana Beach Branch & Earl Warren Middle School Research using the SDCL Online Databases Social Studies classes October, 2006 Polly Cipparrone, SDCL Training Coordinator & Web Services Manager, SDCL Online Patricia Tirona, Youth Librarian, Solana Beach Library

2 SDCL Online2 Online Searching: Key Concepts  Search Engines  Keywords  Online/Web Databases Free Databases:  Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com)www.imdb.com  Allmusic.com (www.allmusic.com)www.allmusic.com Free Databases (with option to purchase items or pay to become member)  Amazon  Netflix

3 SDCL Online3 Online Searching: Key Concepts Free Database (with membership—i.e. SDCL library card)  San Diego County Library online library catalog Premium (for a fee) Databases (SDCL pays subscription fees, so that SDCL library card holders can access for free)  Example World Book Encyclopedia Online NoveList Morningstar

4 SDCL Online4 What are the “Online Databases”?  “Premium (Subscription) Internet”  Content from respected publishers of reference resources Information from their books Information they’ve written for the web  Search in same way as Google and other search engines.  Free access (with SDCL library card)

5 SDCL Online5 Logon to the Online Databases   From the Library Public Use computers  Catalog/Database Only PCs  Internet Computers (with signed SDCL Parental consent form on file & SDCL Net sticker)  From Home Need current San Diego County Library card number and PIN

6 SDCL Online6 Where should I start my research?  SDCL Home page-Databases  Example Assignment Research Life in Medieval Europe  Encyclopedias—good overview Database to use: World Book OnlineWorld Book Online  Suggested keyword: “medieval”

7 SDCL Online7 Where should I begin getting information about the topic?  Subject-Related Online Databases Suggested databases in Homework Help: Daily Life & History Through World Cultures Today History Resource Center-World ABC-CLIO: World History: Ancient & Medieval: HomeWorld History: Ancient & Medieval ErasWorld History: Ancient & Medieval: Home History: Keywords: “medieval” Use “And” in search string Use links in sidebar

8 SDCL Online8 More Search Strategies  Select era on Timeline  Search by Time Period, Subject or Region  Select region on map  Select ‘Primary Sources’ – Original documents from period  Select Periodicals – Scholarly articles which pertain to keyword  Do not forget to note your citations by selecting citations link

9 SDCL Online9 Search Strategies  Sidebar search-’Advanced Search’  Select ‘Documents’ for Primary Sources, Original documents from period  Select ‘Maps’ for a choice of maps outlining major events  Do not forget to note your citations by selecting How to Cite link

10 SDCL Online10 What are some other medieval resources on the web?  Annenberg  othing.html othing.html  A number of sites from Chico USD  /medieval.html /medieval.html  And these look like a lot of fun:  Medieval technology  ts.html ts.html  Medieval siege – PBS  rebuchet/ rebuchet/

11 SDCL Online11 What is a citation?  Citations are the same as your bibliography. Students must “cite” your sources, whether you use quotes or just used information from the source.  Citations for your papers use the MLA format  Fill in the blanks citation website: Son of CitationMachine

12 SDCL Online12 In Case You Need Help:  Pat Tirona, Librarian I, San Diego County Library, Solana Beach Branch & Earl Warren Middle School Phone:  Judith Gregg, Branch Librarian, San Diego County Library, Solana Beach Branch & Earl Warren Middle School Phone:


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