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Library Orientation to Magazines and Online Databases Adult Ed - 2009
Needed to access Information on the Internet – Sources Available State Library Resources - Authoritative Local Library Resources – Authoritative Free Internet Resources (Google or other) – Some may be authoritative – Some are provent to be un-reliable some of the time so must be double checked if used
LIBRARY RESOURCES Magazines and Periodicals both in print or online or in libraries or through inter-library loan Magazines found through Paid Databases Electronic resources including electronic books, journals, newspapers and more Federal Documents – Vertical File & Online Microforms – Historical – Ask at desk
Where to Start Online? Library Home page on RHS Website Library WIKI page at: – http://rhslmc2008.wikispaces.com/ http://rhslmc2008.wikispaces.com/ Online Databases such as: – GROLIER : http://go-passport.grolier.com/ or http://go.grolier.comhttp://go-passport.grolier.com/http://go.grolier.com – STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER GOLD :http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/start.do?sc=SRC&userGroupName =s1461 STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER GOLD – Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center :http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/start.do?prodId=OVRC&userGroup Name=s1461 Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Things to remember: Online Databases are overall more reliable than a search on the internet Online resources are available through RHS Subscriptions and State of Connecticut Subscriptions which can be found by going to the RHS Library WIKISPACES PAGE at http://rhslmc2008.wikispaces.com/ or CT State Resources at: http://www.iconn.orghttp://rhslmc2008.wikispaces.com/http://www.iconn.org
Use the Resources Prepared for you CLICK on TABS to limit or select – EXAMPLE: Articles and Databases helps Find databases that have articles, streaming media, and more in the following subjects... Click on Subjects or Keywords Search for SPECIFIC if you have it If results are too limited broaden search
ONLINE or In-Person HELP Stumped or need help with online resources: You can email the RHS Librarian at: Joy.Fitzgerald@vernonct.org And I will email back with answer if I can help.
Features of Note to help you along LEFT MARGIN has links to related subjects Multi-tasking or saving for later (features you can have it read to you through an MP3 Download if you are going to be on a bus or riding in a car) Print articles or Email them to store them electronically Bookmark things: example: Bookmark Copy the Bookmark URL and paste it into another document. http://find.galegroup.com/gps/infomark.do?contentSet=IAC- Documents&docType=IAC&type=retrieve&tabID=T007&prodId =IPS&docId=A206170769&userGroupName=s1461&version=1.0&source=gale&infoPage=infoMarkPage
Some Primary Sources such as Newspapers available through ICONN (** This also has a HISTORIC CONNECTICUT NEWSPAPERS DATABASE which covers 1764-1922)
Searches may yield only Abstracts or Citations PUB:CANADIAN BOOK REVIEW ANNUAL CANADIAN BOOK REVIEW ANNUAL DETAIL: – CITATION CITATION BOOK REVIEW, BRIEF ARTICLE PUB:NURSING TIMES NURSING TIMES DETAIL: – ABSTRACT ABSTRACT COVER STORY
Search Government Documents Federal Documents – Electronic or Print versions of publications by the government on all different topics – We have some in Print in our VERTICAL FILE, a print set of folders in file cabinets. Government websites may have information : Population Statistics and Public Information are common and available from many websites ending in.gov – Most of these you can download PDF versions or request a print version be mailed to you for free or a small charge.