[ISLMA-Share] research techniques

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Tue Sep 19 08:35:28 CDT 2017

I think this teacher is asking for a lesson on advanced searching
techniques, especially advanced searching in both Google and Databases. If
this is HS, she might want you to show Google Scholar or databases that
have academic / scholarly articles. I would also show your students how to
use the bibliographies / works cited at the end of articles in Google,
databases and even Wikipedia for further research. I have pasted links that
I like to use with students. Email me off list and I can share slides that
I have used with HS students.

This page helps students determine keywords:

This page is a great tutorial for Boolean searching and explains the
difference between AND, BUT, OR.  There are beginning and advanced tutorials

Carolyn Kinsella, District Librarian
Minooka Community High School
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On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:04 AM, Email list for the Illinois School Library
Media Association <islma at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Can you please read below what a teacher wants from me? Can you offer any
> ideas?
> Thanks so much!!
> "If you have/can think of a cool activity to help kids further
> narrow/focus their search terms or if you know other tricks in google for
> searching (other than what I have above), that would be awesome.
> Also, perhaps you could show them how to locate the History in Dispute
> section of Gale so they could quickly look up their own topics to find more
> information. If there is a footnote section for these write ups in Gale,
> then perhaps you could show them how they could locate these so they could
> get to the original source?
> Or if you can think of any other databases or tricks for identifying key
> historians on major topics (I don't have a quick tool on how to do this
> myself), that would be awesome."
> Thank you
> Lori
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