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1
Online Subscription DatabasesBibliography
Generatorsand Asking Good Questions
LJHS LMC
  • Steve Grant, LMT
  • Staff Development Worshop
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2002

2
The Web Is Not a Library
  • How big is the Web?
  • How big is a billion?
  • Stack of paper1 billion sheets How tall?
  • 63 miles!

3
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Are there a billion pages on the Web?
  • 2.5 billion Web pages (visible Web)
  • 550 billion including deep Web
  • Year 2000 figures
  • Visible Web doubles every year Lyman

4
The Web Is Not a Library
  • How do you find it?
  • 3,655 search engines on the Web Somerson
  • Knowing how and where to search becomes very
    important

5
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Can you believe it when you find it?
  • Evaluating for authority becomes very important

6
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Anyone can publish anything on the Web
  • Congress Passes Americans with No Abilities Act
  • Californias Velcro Crop under Challenge
  • GenoChoice
  • Save the Mountain Walrus
  • Feline Reactions to Bearded Men

7
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Anyone can publish anything
  • www.martinlutherking.org
  • Try this one from home (SDCS filter blocks on
    campus)
  • On back of white handout
  • One page there The Beast as Saint The Truth
    About Martin Luther King Jr. by Kevin Alfred
    Strom

8
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Strom, in another article posted at Free Speech
    site, linked to from National Alliance siteThe
    crime is racemixing. It is a worse crime than
    murder - far worse.
  • National Alliance goals include
  • White Living Space
  • An Aryan Society

9
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Where do we go for only the good stuff?
  • Authoritative, high-quality sources
  • Focused, organized
  • Optimized search tools, limited to just those
    sources
  • Online subscription databases...

There is no such thing as a free lunch.
10
Online Subscription Databases
  • Only high-quality, authoritative sources
  • No advertising, entertainment, etc.
  • Designed for student use
  • Organized for easy searching

11
Subscription Databases
  • Designed for student use
  • Convenience features
  • Printer-friendly button
  • Email this article home button
  • Bibliographic citation info. usually included
  • Not a feature of Web at large pages

12
LJHS LMCSubscription Databases
  • Best accessed fromLJHS LMC Website
  • URL for LMC Website home page on handout
  • Click LMC Subscription Databases

13
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Four databases--11,000/year(!)
  • Grolier Online
  • Electric Library Plus
  • Gale Student Resource Center
  • Todays Science _at_ FACTS.com
  • All annotated linked onLJHS LMC Subscription
    Databases page

14
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Remote access from home
  • Electric Library, Gale SRC, Todays Science all
    use schoolwide generic login
  • On handout
  • Do not share logins with non-LJHS students or
    parents!
  • Handouts avail. LMC give to all classes in for
    research

15
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Remote access
  • Grolier Online different from other three
  • Must use Register for Grolier login link from
    LMC Website
  • You create your own individual login
  • Instructions on Web page

16
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Grolier Online
  • Core 2 major encyclopedias--Encyclopedia
    Americana Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • EA In-depth, higher reading level, emphasis on
    text
  • GME Less text, more graphic, lower reading level

17
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Grolier Online
  • Plus...
  • Editor-selected Web links
  • Current events stories

18
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Electric Library Plus
  • Emphasis periodical articles
  • Magazines, newspapers, newswires (incl. Reuters)

19
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Electric Library Plus
  • Plus
  • Transcripts of broadcast TV radio news
    programs government transcripts
  • Over 100,000 photos (including historical)
  • Maps (countries, regions, US states)
  • Full text of a few books (but 1 is World Book
    Encyc.!)

20
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Gale Student Resource Center
  • Emphasis full text of many reference works
  • Overview essays, critical reviews, biographies,
    timelines, primary source documents
  • Scholarly higher reading level (though aimed at
    HS)
  • Some photos (esp. portraits), audio, video

21
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Gale Student Resource Center
  • Plus
  • Periodical articles (emphasis on journals more
    scholarly)

22
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Todays Science _at_ FACTS.com
  • Science news articles esp. written for HS
    college
  • Writers get their info. from science journals,
    magazines, newspapers worldwide
  • All articles since 1992
  • Engaging, readable includes good photos
    graphics

23
Bibliography Generators
  • NoodleBib EasyBib
  • Handle both print and electronic sources
  • MLA style only
  • Online forms prompt you for what to enter

24
Bibliography Generators
  • NoodleBib EasyBib
  • Generate correctly-formatted citations
  • Build complete bibliography online
  • Alphabetized entries
  • Hanging indent

25
Bibliography Generators
  • NoodleBib EasyBib
  • NoodleBib more complex sources
  • EasyBib easier to use
  • Both on LMC Web pageLMC Research Bookmarks

26
Asking Good Questions
  • Copy-paste plagiarism now way easy
  • even if you change the wording
  • Write it worse so the teacher will think you
    wrote it yourself!

Those of us who work with technology-savvy
students are seeing plagiarism on the rise as
students complete topical assignments by cutting
and pasting together pieces of text from several
digital sources. Valenza
27
Asking Good Questions
  • Its largely our own fault(!)

If my teacher asked me to write a report about a
president or an animal or a state or a country, I
would balk. Whats the point? That work has
already been done and by better writers than our
students! Ask me those questions and I would be
tempted to hand back any one of the many
excellent printouts from Encarta or Britannica or
Grolier. Valenza
28
Asking Good Questions
  • When we ask What?, we get regurgitated facts
  • Readily available, professionally-written
  • Increasingly in digital, copy-paste format
  • In a book? Wheres that photcopier?
  • Explain not much better
  • Explanations also readily available

29
Asking Good Questions
  • What knowledge, understanding, or skills does a
    report-of-facts research assignment teach?
  • How/where to find facts
  • How to copy, paste, rephrase (write it worse)
  • How to rearrrange/reorganize information

30
Asking Good Questions
  • Aside from plagiarism, what difference does it
    make?

Without strong questioning skills, you are just
a passenger on someone elses tour bus. You may
be on the highway, but someone else is doing the
driving Schools without a strong commitment to
student questioning and research are wasting
their money if they install expensive networks
linking classrooms to rich electronic information
resources. McKenzie
31
Asking Good Questions
  • What assignment questions can we ask which
  • We cant find published answers to per se
  • Require original thinking and writing to answer?

32
Asking Good Questions
  • Which one?
  • How?
  • What if?
  • Should?
  • Why?

33
Asking Good Questions
  • Which one?

Which of the authors books do you think had the
most significant impact on its readers or society
in general? Support your recommendation with
evidence from your research. Document your
sources.
34
Asking Good Questions
  • How?

How could the government provide better
assistance for the poorest Americans? Focus on
one kind of assistancehealth care, food,
housing, employment, or another (have it approved
by the teacher.) Support your proposal with
evidence from your research. Document your
sources.
35
Asking Good Questions
  • What if?

What if Martin Luther King Jr. had not been
assassinated? Describe what events, laws, and/or
other social changes might have occurred.
Support your description with evidence from your
research. Document your sources.
36
Asking Good Questions
  • Should?

Should scientists be allowed to use human embryo
stem cells for research? Support your position
with evidence from your research. Document your
sources.
37
Asking Good Questions
  • Why?

Why was the fledgling United States able to win
the Revolutionary War with Britain? Support your
answers with evidence from your research.
Document your sources.
38
Works Cited
  • Lyman, Peter, and Hal R. Varian. How Much
    Information? 18 Oct. 2000. School of Information
    Management and Systems, University of California
    at Berkeley. 5 Feb. 2002 lthttp//www.sims.berkeley
    .edu/research/projects/how-much-info/internet.html
    gt. back

39
Works Cited
  • McKenzie, Jamie. Beyond Technology. Bellingham,
    WA FNO Press, 2000. back
  • Somerson, Paul. "Search Me." Smart Business July
    2001 29. back

40
Works Cited
  • Valenza, Joyce Kasman. "For the best answers, ask
    tough questions." Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Apr.
    2000. 5 Feb. 2002 lthttp//www.joycevalenza.com/que
    stions.htmlgt. back 1st back 2nd

41
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Title: Online Subscription Databases Bibliography Generators and Asking Good Questions


1
Online Subscription DatabasesBibliography
Generatorsand Asking Good Questions
LJHS LMC
  • Steve Grant, LMT
  • Staff Development Worshop
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2002

2
The Web Is Not a Library
  • How big is the Web?
  • How big is a billion?
  • Stack of paper1 billion sheets How tall?
  • 63 miles!

3
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Are there a billion pages on the Web?
  • 2.5 billion Web pages (visible Web)
  • 550 billion including deep Web
  • Year 2000 figures
  • Visible Web doubles every year Lyman

4
The Web Is Not a Library
  • How do you find it?
  • 3,655 search engines on the Web Somerson
  • Knowing how and where to search becomes very
    important

5
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Can you believe it when you find it?
  • Evaluating for authority becomes very important

6
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Anyone can publish anything on the Web
  • Congress Passes Americans with No Abilities Act
  • Californias Velcro Crop under Challenge
  • GenoChoice
  • Save the Mountain Walrus
  • Feline Reactions to Bearded Men

7
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Anyone can publish anything
  • www.martinlutherking.org
  • Try this one from home (SDCS filter blocks on
    campus)
  • On back of white handout
  • One page there The Beast as Saint The Truth
    About Martin Luther King Jr. by Kevin Alfred
    Strom

8
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Strom, in another article posted at Free Speech
    site, linked to from National Alliance siteThe
    crime is racemixing. It is a worse crime than
    murder - far worse.
  • National Alliance goals include
  • White Living Space
  • An Aryan Society

9
The Web Is Not a Library
  • Where do we go for only the good stuff?
  • Authoritative, high-quality sources
  • Focused, organized
  • Optimized search tools, limited to just those
    sources
  • Online subscription databases...

There is no such thing as a free lunch.
10
Online Subscription Databases
  • Only high-quality, authoritative sources
  • No advertising, entertainment, etc.
  • Designed for student use
  • Organized for easy searching

11
Subscription Databases
  • Designed for student use
  • Convenience features
  • Printer-friendly button
  • Email this article home button
  • Bibliographic citation info. usually included
  • Not a feature of Web at large pages

12
LJHS LMCSubscription Databases
  • Best accessed fromLJHS LMC Website
  • URL for LMC Website home page on handout
  • Click LMC Subscription Databases

13
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Four databases--11,000/year(!)
  • Grolier Online
  • Electric Library Plus
  • Gale Student Resource Center
  • Todays Science _at_ FACTS.com
  • All annotated linked onLJHS LMC Subscription
    Databases page

14
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Remote access from home
  • Electric Library, Gale SRC, Todays Science all
    use schoolwide generic login
  • On handout
  • Do not share logins with non-LJHS students or
    parents!
  • Handouts avail. LMC give to all classes in for
    research

15
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Remote access
  • Grolier Online different from other three
  • Must use Register for Grolier login link from
    LMC Website
  • You create your own individual login
  • Instructions on Web page

16
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Grolier Online
  • Core 2 major encyclopedias--Encyclopedia
    Americana Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • EA In-depth, higher reading level, emphasis on
    text
  • GME Less text, more graphic, lower reading level

17
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Grolier Online
  • Plus...
  • Editor-selected Web links
  • Current events stories

18
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Electric Library Plus
  • Emphasis periodical articles
  • Magazines, newspapers, newswires (incl. Reuters)

19
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Electric Library Plus
  • Plus
  • Transcripts of broadcast TV radio news
    programs government transcripts
  • Over 100,000 photos (including historical)
  • Maps (countries, regions, US states)
  • Full text of a few books (but 1 is World Book
    Encyc.!)

20
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Gale Student Resource Center
  • Emphasis full text of many reference works
  • Overview essays, critical reviews, biographies,
    timelines, primary source documents
  • Scholarly higher reading level (though aimed at
    HS)
  • Some photos (esp. portraits), audio, video

21
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Gale Student Resource Center
  • Plus
  • Periodical articles (emphasis on journals more
    scholarly)

22
LJHS LMC Databases
  • Todays Science _at_ FACTS.com
  • Science news articles esp. written for HS
    college
  • Writers get their info. from science journals,
    magazines, newspapers worldwide
  • All articles since 1992
  • Engaging, readable includes good photos
    graphics

23
Bibliography Generators
  • NoodleBib EasyBib
  • Handle both print and electronic sources
  • MLA style only
  • Online forms prompt you for what to enter

24
Bibliography Generators
  • NoodleBib EasyBib
  • Generate correctly-formatted citations
  • Build complete bibliography online
  • Alphabetized entries
  • Hanging indent

25
Bibliography Generators
  • NoodleBib EasyBib
  • NoodleBib more complex sources
  • EasyBib easier to use
  • Both on LMC Web pageLMC Research Bookmarks

26
Asking Good Questions
  • Copy-paste plagiarism now way easy
  • even if you change the wording
  • Write it worse so the teacher will think you
    wrote it yourself!

Those of us who work with technology-savvy
students are seeing plagiarism on the rise as
students complete topical assignments by cutting
and pasting together pieces of text from several
digital sources. Valenza
27
Asking Good Questions
  • Its largely our own fault(!)

If my teacher asked me to write a report about a
president or an animal or a state or a country, I
would balk. Whats the point? That work has
already been done and by better writers than our
students! Ask me those questions and I would be
tempted to hand back any one of the many
excellent printouts from Encarta or Britannica or
Grolier. Valenza
28
Asking Good Questions
  • When we ask What?, we get regurgitated facts
  • Readily available, professionally-written
  • Increasingly in digital, copy-paste format
  • In a book? Wheres that photcopier?
  • Explain not much better
  • Explanations also readily available

29
Asking Good Questions
  • What knowledge, understanding, or skills does a
    report-of-facts research assignment teach?
  • How/where to find facts
  • How to copy, paste, rephrase (write it worse)
  • How to rearrrange/reorganize information

30
Asking Good Questions
  • Aside from plagiarism, what difference does it
    make?

Without strong questioning skills, you are just
a passenger on someone elses tour bus. You may
be on the highway, but someone else is doing the
driving Schools without a strong commitment to
student questioning and research are wasting
their money if they install expensive networks
linking classrooms to rich electronic information
resources. McKenzie
31
Asking Good Questions
  • What assignment questions can we ask which
  • We cant find published answers to per se
  • Require original thinking and writing to answer?

32
Asking Good Questions
  • Which one?
  • How?
  • What if?
  • Should?
  • Why?

33
Asking Good Questions
  • Which one?

Which of the authors books do you think had the
most significant impact on its readers or society
in general? Support your recommendation with
evidence from your research. Document your
sources.
34
Asking Good Questions
  • How?

How could the government provide better
assistance for the poorest Americans? Focus on
one kind of assistancehealth care, food,
housing, employment, or another (have it approved
by the teacher.) Support your proposal with
evidence from your research. Document your
sources.
35
Asking Good Questions
  • What if?

What if Martin Luther King Jr. had not been
assassinated? Describe what events, laws, and/or
other social changes might have occurred.
Support your description with evidence from your
research. Document your sources.
36
Asking Good Questions
  • Should?

Should scientists be allowed to use human embryo
stem cells for research? Support your position
with evidence from your research. Document your
sources.
37
Asking Good Questions
  • Why?

Why was the fledgling United States able to win
the Revolutionary War with Britain? Support your
answers with evidence from your research.
Document your sources.
38
Works Cited
  • Lyman, Peter, and Hal R. Varian. How Much
    Information? 18 Oct. 2000. School of Information
    Management and Systems, University of California
    at Berkeley. 5 Feb. 2002 lthttp//www.sims.berkeley
    .edu/research/projects/how-much-info/internet.html
    gt. back

39
Works Cited
  • McKenzie, Jamie. Beyond Technology. Bellingham,
    WA FNO Press, 2000. back
  • Somerson, Paul. "Search Me." Smart Business July
    2001 29. back

40
Works Cited
  • Valenza, Joyce Kasman. "For the best answers, ask
    tough questions." Philadelphia Inquirer 20 Apr.
    2000. 5 Feb. 2002 lthttp//www.joycevalenza.com/que
    stions.htmlgt. back 1st back 2nd

41
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