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Databases

 

GALE Social Studies Databases/E-Encyclopedias

GALE Science Databases/E-Encyclopedia

GALE Biography Databases

Login: Accessing Databases

To access these Databases and E-Encyclopedias, you will need the LSA username  If your forgot the username, ask your teacher!

Database Search Tips for Grades 5-8

 ADVANCED SEARCHING IS THE BEST!

Allow teachers and students to control/select search results

1) Type of search to try : *Keyword [best option!]

2) Full text option (always check)

3) Date of creation/publication

3)Type of content/format of material they are looking for (articles, news, reference [e-encyclopedias], media, websites)

4) Content Level (critical for 5-7th grade to check "Basic" to retrieve lower lexile leveled materials and not have them wade through the full resuls list!)

 

SEARCH RESULTS:

Look for/point out list (on right of results page) to view all the materials & their different formats retrieved

Click on link to open desired item

 

E-TOOLS AVAILABLE:

  Once the link is opened [E-Tools are found in box in upper right corner so students can save, print, cite source!]