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Published on January 23, 2008

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Welcome to NOVEL/Thomson Gale Intermediate Level Database Training:  Welcome to NOVEL/Thomson Gale Intermediate Level Database Training Agenda :  Agenda Introduction The Information Fluency Continuum and Gale databases Intermediate level searches with independent searching time. Google vs. Your School Library Wrap up What is NOVEL?:  What is NOVEL? NOVELNY is New York's first statewide online virtual library. NOVELNY is a collection of electronic databases that provide access from library, home, school, or office to thousands of full-text national and international newspapers and magazines, health and medical resources, business collections, Spanish language materials, and age-appropriate materials for youngsters. New York State residents can currently access NOVELNY via their local public library, academic library or school library. Your library must register with NOVEL to receive free access to the databases available. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/library/novel/ What is Thomson Gale?:  What is Thomson Gale? Thomson Gale™ (www.gale.com) is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for it’s accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, as eBooks and in microform. Thomson Gale provides NOVEL with 11 databases. Thomson Gale databases available through NOVEL:  Thomson Gale databases available through NOVEL Custom Newspapers* New York State Newspapers* InfoTrac Junior Edition* Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health module Informe* Twayne Authors Series World, English, and U.S. Gale Virtual Reference Library* These databases are most popular in K-12 libraries *uses the new PowerSearch interface Gale Virtual Reference Library (e-books):  Gale Virtual Reference Library (e-books) American Civil War Reference Library, 5v, 2000 American Revolution Reference Library, 5v, 2000 American’s At War, 4v, 2005 Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 5-10, 1998 -2004 Encyclopedia of Small Business, 2nd Ed., 2v, 2002 Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2nd Ed., 4v, 2004 Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, 6v, 2004 Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages, 5v, 2004 Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 2nd Ed., 4v, 2005 Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 2v, 2002 Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, 2v, 2002 Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 2v, 2002 Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine , 2nd Ed., 5v, 2002 Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, 5v, 2002 History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflict Worldwide, 6v, 2001 Major Acts of Congress, 3v, 2004 Also available:  Also available National Newspaper Index Health Reference Center Academic Business and Company ASAP Business and Company Resource Center *uses the new PowerSearch interface How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum?:  How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum? “Students have equitable access to the library and its resources.” “Current technology is available and operable to support multiple learning experiences in the library and remote access to library resources” Thomson Gale databases are available 24/7. “Standard 1, Inquiry Phase Connect: Connects ideas to self; finds personal passion” Custom Newspapers provides access to local New York City newspapers How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum?:  How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum? “Standard 1, Inquiry Phase Wonder: Makes predictions about the kind of information needed to answer the questions and the sources that will be most likely to have the information.” Make sure that students are aware of the NOVEL databases and where they can find in them. “Standard 1, Inquiry Phase Investigate: Uses successful information and technology strategies for locating sources of information.” Librarians can use InfoMarks to guide students to appropriate articles. How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum?:  How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum? “Standard 1, Inquiry Phase Investigate: Uses information strategies to locate information within a source.” Students use basic and advanced searching strategies to locate relevant articles. “Standard 1, Inquiry Phase Investigate: Evaluates information to determine value and relevance for answering questions.” Students use critical thinking skills to evaluate search results. “Standard 1, Inquiry Phase Express: Uses standard language and citation conventions.” Databases offer tool box and “How to cite” features. How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum?:  How can the databases help you meet your Information Fluency Continuum? “Standard 2, Personal Exploration: Uses technology to solve real-world problems. Locates reliable information for personal growth.” Once students are aware of what’s available to them from NOVEL databases they will continue to access them for reliable, trustworthy content. Let’s take a look!:  Let’s take a look! You can log into your own account or use this account (today only) http://infotrac.galegroup.com/ itweb/nysl_me_nycitysl Password (if needed): empirelink A teacher is looking for a review of Empire Falls that was published in The New York Times in June 2001.:  A teacher is looking for a review of Empire Falls that was published in The New York Times in June 2001. Use Custom Newspapers or New York State Newspapers. Use BASIC SEARCH. Search Term: BOOK REVIEW AND EMPIRE FALLS Limit by PUBLICATION TITLE: NEW YORK TIMES PUBICATION DATE: Between JUNE 1 2001 – JUNE 30 2001 A 4th grader is looking for articles about soccer but the one’s she finding are for a higher reading level. :  A 4th grader is looking for articles about soccer but the one’s she finding are for a higher reading level. Let’s cross search Junior Edition, Gale Virtual Reference Library and Custom Newspapers. Use BASIC SEARCH. Search Term: SOCCER When you get your results use the EXPAND/LIMIT options to limit by audience CHILDREN-UPPER ELEMENTARY. A student is looking for articles about tourism in Buffalo, NY for their Rockin’ Round New York report.:  A student is looking for articles about tourism in Buffalo, NY for their Rockin’ Round New York report. Use PowerSearch. Cross-search in Custom Newspapers, Junior Edition and Gale Virtual Reference Library. Use Subject Search Search Term: BUFFALO NEW YORK Choose subdivision DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL A student is looking for articles about tourism in Buffalo, NY for their Rockin’ Round New York report.:  A student is looking for articles about tourism in Buffalo, NY for their Rockin’ Round New York report. Our last search didn’t return many results – let’s try a BASIC SEARCH. Vary your keywords to find different results. Search Term: BUFFALO AND TOURISM Search Term: BUFFALO AND MUSIC Search Term: BUFFALO AND BAND* One of the social studies teachers is hoping to use primary documents for her unit on the Civil War.:  One of the social studies teachers is hoping to use primary documents for her unit on the Civil War. Use Gale Virtual Reference Library. Browse the American Civil War Reference Library. One whole volume is primary documents. The teacher can link to these documents using InfoMarks. The school is trying to promote healthy eating and the health teacher is looking for articles to support her unit on the topic.:  The school is trying to promote healthy eating and the health teacher is looking for articles to support her unit on the topic. Use Health and Wellness Resource Center. Try searches on HEALTH EATING and NUTRITION. To exclude articles written for professionals user Advanced Search. Limit by CONSUMER HEALTH. A student is looking for criticism on any French poet.:  A student is looking for criticism on any French poet. Use Twayne Authors Series. Use IN-DEPTH SEARCH. Select FRENCH from Nationality. Select POETRY from Genre. View any author’s biography for criticism. Questions about any other databases?:  Questions about any other databases? Next step… Let’s take a look at Gale’s Google vs. your school library presentation. This is a presentation used with teachers to show them the great resources available to the library. vs. Your School Library :  vs. Your School Library Let’s talk percentages…:  Let’s talk percentages… How many of you and your users have done a Google search? How many of your users have used your library provided electronic resources ? What does your library offer that Google doesn’t?:  What does your library offer that Google doesn’t? YOU – the school media specialist or librarian Authoritative content via electronic and print collections Can’t vouch for authenticity of websites More manageable number of results Credibility of publishing world Content – websites vs. full text articles Let’s explore a website:  Let’s explore a website Dihydrogen Monoxide (a most dangerous chemical compound) http://www.dhmo.org/ Slide25:  OCTOPUS SEARCH IN GOOGLE VELCRO SEARCH IN GOOGLE OCTOPUS SEARCH IN JUNIOR EDITION VELCRO IN BUSINESS AND COMPANY RESOURCE CENTER vs. LIBRARY RESOURCES VS. Slide26:  MARTIN LUTHER KING SEARCH IN ALTAVISTA MARTIN LUTHER KING SEARCH IN POWERSEARCH vs. LIBRARY RESOURCES VS. Why did those sites come up near the top of the results list?:  Why did those sites come up near the top of the results list? Because one of the ways Google sorts results is by the most popular sites. How can you change searching behavior?:  How can you change searching behavior? Make sure the electronic resources links on your webpage are prominent. Make sure the links are informative; instead of using the database name use something descriptive. For example, use Middle School Magazines instead of InfoTrac Junior Edition. Use direct URLs and InfoMarks to your databases so you can bypass menus and search screens. Get database access in the hands of your students and teachers – school website, bookmarks, newsletters, letters home to parents. Get in the classroom and on your in-service day agenda. Useful Resources:  Useful Resources Evaluating Web Pages http://mciunix.mciu.k12.pa.us/~spjvweb/evaluating.html Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em: Gunn, Holly. "Become a Google power user. (instructional program for better learning)." Teacher Librarian 32.5 (June 2005): 14(8).  To access Gale created templates for school library web pages, visit:  To access Gale created templates for school library web pages, visit http://access.gale.com/k12templates/ Thomson Gale Customer Support:  Thomson Gale Customer Support http://www.galeschools.com http://support.gale.com 1-800-877-4253 Stacey Knibloe x1919 stacey.knibloe@thomson.com Electronic Search Assistance Offers search and content help for any Thomson Gale product Available Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm EST Technical Support Help for usage statistics, database configuration, remote access, etc Available 24/7

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