Library Day 1 - Print Resources
- Download Research Card Templates
- Handout #1 - Searching for books (please note that the graphics in this handout are for our old OPAC software but the instructions will still work in a similar fashion)
- Handout #2 - Using an encyclopedia index
Library Day 2 - Searching Online, part I : LiLI.org (magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias...)
- Follow this link to the LilI Databases
- Pick from the following:
- Type your search term into the SEARCH in DATABASES box.
- Choose one of the resources (such as Secondary Students) in the blue area below the search box.
- Use the tools on the left to refine your results
- Save or Export, (Print ONLY if ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY)
- If you have to print, use the print button on the webpage
Library Day 3 - Searching Online, part II : Everything else
Searching for information from specific types of web sites.
Add site:.gov (or edu, or int, or...) before your search terms
For example, if you want to find information about sports medicine on an education site, you would type the following in your search box: site:.edu "sports medicine"
Best sites for you:
.edu (education) ranges from serious research to student pages
.gov (government) factual information-usually reliable
.int (international organization) not-for-profit international organizations
.mil (military) U.S. Military sites
.org (organization) not-for-profit organizations-usually advocacy pages
Searching for information on a specific page.
To search for a specific word on ANY page in ANY web browser, press and hold Crtrl and type F. Type your word in the search window that popped up near the top of the page, and it will be highlighted throughout the webpage.
Library Day 4 - Works Cited
Use the OWL at PURDUE site for the most recent MLA formatting information.
DHS Citation Style - See examples and formatting instructions for citing information found in materials from our library, including encyclopedias, the EBSCO, ProQuest, and eLibrary databases.