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HOW TO FIND INFORMATION FOR YOUR PROJECT

Student Handout: Digital

KIS Library Website

 

INDEX

HOW TO FIND INFORMATION IN:

KIS LIBRARY -
Find a Book, E-Book,

Hawaii Public Library-
Find a Book, Database, E-Book

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA ONLINE EBSCO
       
ONLINE DICTIONARY and THESAURUS 5 W's OF WEBSITE OF EVALUATION CITING SOURCES
       
 

sources

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HOW TO FIND A BOOK AT THE KIS AND PUBLIC LIBRARY:

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KIS Catalog  - go to the KIS library website and click on the catalog tab.  Enter the keyword (s) for your topic.  Write down the Call # and find the book or ask for help. Click on WEBSITE
Examples: 

Einstein, profile of the man.    

   Book 

Call #: B EINSTEIN by Michelmore, Peter.

 

Published 1962

B is Biography (under E for  Einstein. Books are in alphabetical order according to the last name of the person. The Biography section is under the window.


It's all relative : Einstein's theory of relativity    

   

Call #: 530.11 APF by Apfel, Necia H.

 

Published 1981

 

Reading Level: 7.5  Interest Level: 5-8

Call #: 530.11 APF is found in the Non-Fiction section in numerical order. Ask for help, if needed.

 

Hawaii State Public Library The public library offers a much larger selection to use and it’s easy to find a book. Go to the KIS Library website.  Click on Hawaii State Public Library. Change the search to GENERAL KEYWORD  on the pull down menu.  Enter your search terms.  You can request a book and have it sent to your local public library if you have a state library card.  Ask for help, if needed.

We suggest you get a public library card.

Click on WEBSITE

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HOW TO USE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA ONLINE We have both print and digital encyclopedias. 
Encyclopedia sets (books) located in the Reference section in alphabetical order. 
Encyclopedia Britannica Online is found on the computer. 

  1. Go to the KIS Library web site. 
  2. Click on Encyclopedia Britannica Online
  3. Enter the ID and password  ID: kailua -- password: kailua
  4. Find the reading level that suits you: High School (level 3), Middle (level 2) or Elementary (level 1)
  5. Enter your search term.  For names use last name, first name (example, Robinson, Jackie)
  6. Read the summaries under each title. 
  7. Choose titles.
  8. Citations are found on the bottom of the article.
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HOW TO USE EBSCO – EBSCO is a database that gives you access to thousands of newspaper and magazine articles at your computer.  KIS pays an annual fee for this service.

1. Go to the KIS library website.

2. Click on EBSCO and type in the ID kailua and Password kis

3. Click on Explora Secondary School

4. Click on Advanced Search

5. Click on Periodical

6. . Find the reading level that suits you for example, 700 - 1100 (Grade 6 – Grade 8). Hold SHIFT button down to highlight several.

7.. Enter several different search terms to narrow down your results.

8.. Scan the abstracts or summaries of several articles until you find the one that is relevant.

9. Click on the HTML Full Text.  Read the article. You can also email the article to yourself by clicking on the link E-MAIL on the top of the page of the article.

10. Copy citation.

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How to Use Wikipedia

Search Wikipedia - Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia written collaboratively by experts. It is constantly changing and it's about 99% reliable. Use this source only once for your research. Check the facts with other sources.

Wikipedia is good for:

a. An overview of your topic

b. Finding key words or search terms

c. References

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HOW TO USE AN ONLINE DICTIONARY

Go to Merriam Webster Dictionary Type in your work and click on the dictionary or thesaurus tab.

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The 5 W's of WEBSITE EVALUATION: How to Evaluate a Website

The 5 W's of website evaluation

Who- authors? experts?

What - ads? opinions? lots of info? easy to navigate? info the same in other resources?

Where - References?

When - created or updated?

Why - Is this the best and most useful site for your research?

Louis Pasteur - Evaluate this website

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HOW TO CITE SOURCES

#7 We cite sources to:

1. Provide evidence of our research

2. Give credit to sources and check to see if information is correct on multiple sources

3. Prevent plagiarism

#9 Easy citations for STEM project:

Make a list of every URL (website address) and title and author of a book for every image, piece of information, and video on a Google doc. Mrs. Nullet will help students who are competing in Science Fair with their bibliographies.

 

newHOW TO CITE SOURCES FOR STEM and Google docs research tool and Easy Bib

In Google Docs, open up a document. Click on Add-Ons in the toolbar on top. In the pull-down menu, click on EasyBib Bibliography Center and slide to the arrow on the right to Manage Bibliography. EasyBib - As you use sources, make sure you cite your sources (text and images) immediately. Click on the Help link for a tutorial.

Confused about citations? Simply copy and paste the URL or website address or note information about the source, such as title of book and author. It's more important to get into the habit of citing sources rather than doing the citation perfectly.

Google images - Google Images is a search engine. When using Google images, make sure you go to the website where the image came from.

 

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HOW TO FIND A GREAT FICTION BOOK

1. Open Chrome

2. Open up two tabs or windows: One for EBSCO and one for Middle School

3. Reading List
found on the KIS Library website.

4. On the Middle School Reading List link, click on  Great Classics for Middle School Students.  You will be going back and forth between these two web pages. You can also type in a title of a book not on the list.

5. Click on EBSCO.  Type in (ID) kailua (Password) kis

6. Click on “Find a Great Book!” This is also known a Novelist, which is a database for fiction.

7. Find a title of a book in the Great Classics for Middle School Students website.

8. Look for Search For, click on TITLE button and type in the title of a book in the search bar.

9. Read the summary.

10. Scroll down and read reviews.

11. Find the Lexile number to see if the book is just right for your reading level.

12. Search the KIS library and click on the TITLE button to see if the book is available.

13.Click on the Hawaii state public library (HSPLS Catalog) links to see if the book is available.

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