Tips, Tricks and Resources for using online databases with students.

Joyce Valenza's Evaluating Databases wiki page. Joyce's Voicethread on "Why I Love Databases" & student produced video "Databases are Different" lower on that same page.
When introducing students to new databases design assignments which incorporate searches for topics currently being studied. Introduce the database briefly, give the class 10-15 minutes to explore and then call them back for a "Show us what you learned" session. Include User Name and Log In information with assignments.

World Book Online

Student Activity Sheets
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Thomson Gale

including Infotrac's Canadian Periodical Index, Student Resource Center, Biography Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library
Biography Resource Center
Online Databases


Student Activity Sheets
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