Chapters 6 & 10 - Periodical Database-Do for articles...

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Chapter Six: Gathering Materials Using Your Own Knowledge and Experience - When choosing a topic, don’t depersonalize it with facts and statistics, it makes it more interesting when you relate to it, and it will give people a better understanding rather than just definitions. - Helps with details for story. Doing Library Research - It’s important to learn your way around the library. - 5 important resources for finding what you need in the library: librarians, the catalogue, periodical databases, newspapers, and reference works - Don’t hesitate to ask a librarian for help. The Catalogue - Lists all the books, periodicals, and other resources owned by the library. - Most allow you to search for books by author, title, or subject. - Also set up for keyword searches, locate a book by typing in a significant word or phrase. - Tells you whether or not the book is available. - The call number is the key to finding a book on the shelves
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Unformatted text preview: Periodical Database-Do for articles and magazines and journals what the catalogue does for books. -Most databases provide an abstract that summarizes the content of the article after you search for it.-Never site based on an abstract. Newspapers-If looking for information from local newspaper, library will probably have current issues in periodical rooms. Reference Works-Encyclopedias, yearbooks, dictionaries, quotation books. Searching the Internet-World’s biggest library.-Use internet as supplement to the library, can’t always find the same range and depth of research.-Use search engines: Google, yahoo, Alta Vista, etc.-Use virtual libraries-Use keyword searches – use quotations to limit your results (“college cheerleading”)-Subject searches are when you go from screen to screen using the same website.-Bookmark important websites so you don’t lose them....
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