Thinking about Research?
Think CategoriesPrintDatabasesP L NsSearch EnginesPortal SitesDirectories
Print MaterialBooks, primary documents, magazines, pamphlets, and DVDs
Library BookstoresOnline journalsArticlesMuseumsGrandmas Attic!
Radio and TV transcripts.
Internet News sources.
Internet versions of primary documents.
Print Material is not always made of paper!
Database ResearchWhat is it?Why use it?What is a Database?Topically organized data fromPeer Reviewed Journal Collections in a
InfohioEbscohostYour public library: Card=passwordTypes of DatabasesEmbeddedintegrates with application softwareCloud relies on cloud technologyActiveevent drivenresponds to triggers inside and outside the database.Document to store, edit, retrieve docsWarehoused-- data archives to retrieve, analyze, and mineDistributedall or parts may be placed locallyWhy choose Databases?ValidAccurateRelevantHigh QualityReliableStandardizedConvenientInstructors accept them because . . .Where can I find databases?www.infohio.comPublic Libraries
All research Databases
*Obtain password from library staffClevnet 38 librariesAkron Summit 18 librariesStow-Munroe Falls Public LibraryYour library card number is your passwordUse links on Mrs. Hs webpage.
Remember:Select the databases that best relate to your search
Be sure to receive the WHOLE article
Obtain the bibliographic info for your Works Cited page
Personal Learning Networksor PLNsYour PLN is how you communicate through social media, blogs and RSS feeds to your email. Its a new way to think of how you receive and extend information electronically.RSStwitterfBloggerBmyspace.comflickrPintrestRSS FeedsSet up an RSS feed to your email of e-journal or news sources appropriate for current information in your field of interest.
Click on the RSS icon on the news source to discover how to set up regular feeds on specific topics.
Blogs-- Participate in blogs in your areas of interest. Type your area of interest followed by the word 'blog' in a Googlesearch engine. Look at the URLs of results and find the blogs. Investigate.
2. In Google, click on the 'more' drop down, then the 'even more' drop down. Scroll down to 'specialized searches' and click on the blog icon. Type in your area of interest and explore the blogs titles that come up. Just go with one or two to begin with!
3. Consider creating your own blog for others interested in communicating and learning in the area of your interest.BloggerBloggerBloggerBloggerGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleGoogleIn-the-KnowContact experts in your area of interest: Authors of database articles, books, sometimes even blogs. Professionals in the field.
Social NetworkingConsider setting up a group who talks and shares photos about your topic of interest on the social media platform(s) you use.Search Engines:Use tricks to get the best info from robot generated collections.Top Search Engines:
Add site:edu or site:gov to your search terms to limit the type of hits returned.
Add inURL or inanchor or intitle or relatedURL after your search terms to limit where your terms will be located.
* For these or other tips, pick up our in-house book marks at the circulation counter in the library.Portal WebsitesPort Means gate in Latin. Websites that provide numerous related sites are web-gates or portals.
There are lots on Mrs. Hs webpageDirectories: Topical collections created by humans.http://familyfriendlysites.com/http://www.incrawler.com/http://www.kahuki.com/http://www.splashdirectory.com/http://www.info-listings.com/http://www.global-weblinks.com/http://www.dmozzilla.com/http://www.business-directory.com/http://www.globallinknetworks.com/http://www.zorg-directory.com/http://www.worldsiteindex.com/Search on Directories in a search engine, like Google for more directories.
Find info on cars, realestate arts, humanities, shopping business, health, fitness, entertainment, computers, government, society . . .Research by categoryPrint and Media DatabasesPLNs--Personal Learning NetworksSearch EnginesPortal sitesDirectories
For best results . . . . . . use all!