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WEB ACCESSED INFORMATION & DATABASES

GALE’S Jr. Edition – A research database designed especially for middle school students.  It contains full-text titles that support school curriculum, including major magazines, newspapers and reference works. How To Use
Kids INFOBITS-This database is intended for use by students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The database includes full-text articles from age-appropriate magazines; reference content from Gale’s reference books for children; searchable, full-color maps; and thousands of searchable pictures, charts, flags, and graphs.
NatGeo NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR KIDS – Aimed at the K-8 audience, this site offers access to the National Geographic Magazine going back to 2009.  Also included are downloadable images and 200 National Geographic Kids books.
NOVELIST This database contains a wealth of information to assist in: book selection, book club queries, teaching aids and a lot more. You can obtain the Remote User Name and Password by contacting your librarian. How To Use
LearningXprss LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY  A FREE database that offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, e-books, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
GALE Thousands of magazine articles, academic journals, newspapers, books and multimedia research.   How To Use
Citation Maker using OSLIS – Oregon School Library Information System  How To Use
A R Bookfinder – Parents, Staff and students can help develop the love reading. Click on the Advanced tab to search AR quizzes according to: Interest Level; Reading Level, or topic.
Information For Students
Create Table in a Word Document. Step-by-step instructions (including screen shots) on how to Create a Table; Use the Color Fill Tool; Change Fonts (size and style); Insert a Header.Addtional tips include: How to Save and Save As (on both the “S” drive and on a Flashdrive). How to Create & Name a Document; How to Create and Name a Folder, How to Rename a Flashdrive; and How to Open a Saved Document.
Keyboard Shortcut Commands. Printable bookmark with most commonly used (and a few not-so-common) keyboard commands. This instruction is an alternative tool for those users who prefer keyboard commands to using the mouse.
Citation Maker – Learn how to use computer generated citations of a multitude of sources. Citing sources means to “give credit” to the author/artist/institution who was the original creater of a resource. OSLIS CITATION MAKER makes the job easy.  “How To” Practice Sheets
Biography –  A true story about someone’s life and written by someone else is called a biography.  On line organizer can be useful when setting up a biography.  This basic information and practice sheet is about biographies.
QR Code – Quick Response Codes are “unique barcodes” that direct content at a high speed. Any scanner (such as those available on digital devices) can be used to scan the QR code and the barcode directs the user to specific content. QR codes serve multiple purposes.
Prezi – Prezi is an online application that takes the place of slideshows. Use your creativity and work with a variety of different media formats. Cheat Sheet for Dummies for Prezi shortcuts, setting up paths, and navigating the main menu.
Power Point – How to Create. Simple rules for image placement and citation of images. Plus how to Jazz it up!
Skim and Scan – The Big Scan Game link.  Big Scan Game Cluesheet.  Skim/Scan Sheet: Leader Scope/Sequence
Computer Terminology. Reference sheet of Common Terms used when talking about Microsoft Windows.
“How To” & Other Information
     Defining Plagiarism    Use 8 Areas of RESEARCH Template      Use Gale Data Base
 Navigate Library of Congress  Use Primary Sources
 STANDARDS
 CBD9 LIBRARY STANDARDS 4-7  Oregon School Library Standards  Common Core State Standards

 

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Web Page Maintained by: Peggy Christensen , District Over Site Librarian Last Updated: 31 January 2013

 

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