Monthly Archives: March 2009
Today’s instruction is mainly going to focus on searching skills using the major NSU databases. We will take a look at how to navigate the library home page, as well as give you valuable information as to how to contact your librarian for research assistance.
The following banner is a link to a tutorial that you may use to refresh yourself on the ideas and topics that we discussed today in class.
Some links of interest, which we will be discussing in class:
The NSU Library Homepage: this link will conect you to all the databases discussed in class today, as well as many other resources.
EbscoHost Databases: Remember, if you are connecting to this database from off campus, you will have to authenticate by entering your user name and password. This link will take you to the database selection page where you will be able to choose which database you would like to search in.
Wilson Education Full Text: This link will also require authentication if you are connection from off campus. This link will direct you to the advanced search in the Wilson Databases- if you would like to select different (or multiple) databases, choose to open the database selection area at the top of the page.
If the links to Ebsco or Wilson do not work, use the NSU Library Homepage to access those databases.
Some other links of interest when searching on the Web:
The Librarians Index to the Internet: A good alternative to Google, The Librarian’s Index to the Internet is a site set up to provide you with valid information and websites that you can trust.
Locating lesson plans can be a daunting thing when dealing with the vast amounts of information out there on the web. Please use the presentation below to explore some of your options.
Please use the following links that were mentioned in the presentation to locate your lesson plans.
Here are some links that you’ll find useful when looking for Lesson Plans on the internet:
The Lesson Plan Library: Find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both.
The Lesson Plans Page: HotChalk’s LessonPlansPage.com is a collection of over 3,000 lesson plans from Preschool through High School and beyond, that were developed by Kyle Yamnitz, students and faculty at The University of Missouri, and more recently by the users of this website.
The Gateway: provides access to general information about the GEM Gateway and the GEM project, including information about the content and services of The Gateway, and about the mission, goals, organization, and administration of the GEM Project.
The U.S. Department of Education: ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Also, you might be interested in a link to the Oklahoma Department of Education and their PASS standards:
Oklahoma State Department of Education: PASS standards
OK State Department of Education: Home page and quick links.
Also, if you want to be relatively sure that the site you’re looking at is valid, try using the Librarian’s Index to the Internet instead of Google. The Librarian’s Index to the Internet is a site set up to provide you with valid information and websites that you can trust.
If you have any thoughts, problems, or questions, please go ahead and leave a comment. I will address it as soon as possible.