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7th Grade Language Arts - Teen Issues Research: Databases

InfoTrac Student Edition

 InfoTrac Student Edition        

(NEWSPAPER,MAGAZINE, JOURNAL, REFERENCE articles)

  • CHOOSE DATABASE: Click link above.
  • KEYWORDS: Type in keywords related to your topic. Press magnifying glass.
  • NARROW RESULTS: Use tools on right of screen to select:

            Limit by Full-text,

            Sort by Relevance

            Narrow results by Subject (if needed)

  • CHOOSE ARTICLE TYPE: Default Content type=Magazine.  You can select other types on right of screen.  Make sure article is NOT a Book Review.
  • SAVE/EMAIL//DOWNLOAD: Can save article to Google Drive:
        Click DOWNLOAD in right side Tools bar and select Save to Google Drive, then click       DOWNLOAD again.
        Sign in with Google and use your @bernardsboe.com username/password
     Can also email to yourself or download to hard drive as PDF.
  • CITATION INFO: At top of article - see Author, Title, Source fields.

Research in Context

 Research in Context        

(NEWSPAPER,MAGAZINE, JOURNAL, REFERENCE articles, IMAGES, PODCASTS)

 

  • CHOOSE DATABASE: Click link above.
  • KEYWORDS: Type in keywords related to your topic. Press magnifying glass.
  • NARROW RESULTS: Use tools on right of screen to select:
  • CHOOSE ARTICLE TYPE:  Click on Reference, MagazinesNews, Images, etc. to choose that type of article to view.  Make sure any article you view is NOT a Book Review.
  • To SAVE ARTICLE TO Google Drive:
       In Tools box, click DOWNLOAD, select Save to Google Drive and Download. Sign in with Google if needed and use your @bernardsboe.com username/password
  • Your article will be saved in a Google Doc in My Drive in a folder called Research in Context.
  • To SAVE TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM: At top of article click Google Classroom icon, then select the classroom and assignment, click Go and Attach.
  • CITATION INFO: At top of article

GALE Virtual Reference Library eBook Database

EBSCO databases

         Ebsco host Kids Search   

(NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE, JOURNAL, REFERENCE articles)

  • Collection of many databases.
  • Click on EBSCO icon.  

    • **NEW** Try Explora database. Enter your keywords in search bar at top.

    • On left of screen, can limit by date, and type of source like newspaper or magazine

  • CITATION INFO:  At the top of the article in the Author, Title and Source fields

  • EMAIL/SAVE/PRINT:  Can download articles as PDF files and then upload to your Google Drive.  See Mrs. Goetjen if you are having trouble saving your article.

          

Infobase Learning - Facts on File

    Facts on File- Health Reference Center  

(REFERENCE and some NEWSPAPER articles)

 

  • CHOOSE DATABASE:Contains databases on specific subjects – must be searched individually.  Use Health Reference Center.

  • KEYWORDS: Type in keywords related to your topic. Use keywords from your D.I.R.T. sheet.

  • CHOOSE ARTICLE: Use Tabs at top of screen to select Type of articles and browse those results to choose a useful article. You can also browse other related topic links to the right of the selected article text.

  • CITATION INFO:  At bottom of article (Not in MLA format.)  

  • EMAIL/SAVE/PRINT:  Use Email/Save and Print buttons in PageTools box on right side of screen. Can save articles to Google Drive - click Download, then save to Drive icon, and choose folder.

SIRS Discoverer Database Instructions

  SIRS Discoverer 

  1. Click on SIRS Discoverer icon.

  2. SEARCH: In the Search box, type in your keywords.  Click the Enter key or the magnifying glass.

  3. FIND ARTICLE: Browse article titles and short descriptions.  Click on the title of an article to view it.

  4. SAVE ARTICLE: To save the article to Google Drive:
    * Click Save to Google Drive in the blue Use This Article box on the left of the screen.
    * Article will be saved in a Google Doc in a folder called Proquest-SIRS Discoverer in your My Drive.

  5. CITATION Information: Can be found at the top of the article or formatted at the bottom of the article.

Welcome Message from Mrs. Goetjen


General Information

 Username/passwords are needed if accessing these databases from HOME. (See your printed Database Pathfinder or student assignment pad or ask Media Center staff.)

Articles from these databases can be printed out, saved on your personal H drive (My Documents) or a flash drive, or e-mailed home.

What is a Database?

Differences Between Databases and Web Sites

Strategies for Choosing Keywords

Database Features - Review

Database Searching and Keywords

How To Cite Database Articles

Saving GALE Database Articles to Google Drive