Book week dress up - 2015

Information for Teacher's

Change is the only constant in the online frontier of social media – the landscape sees endless shifting between newly-formed companies, acquired entities, and failures, requiring a keen understanding of current conditions for all businesses using any form of social media. Brian Solis, of Altimeter Group, has long shared such understanding with legions of readers and clients. Since 2008, one of the key components of this shared understanding has been a graphic covering the various companies serving online – the Conversation Prism. Now in its fourth iteration, the Prism wrangles the tentacles of social and ties them up in one easier-to-consume diagram. Here’s where social conversations happen in 2013: - See more at: http://www.tnooz.com/article/this-is-social-every-service-you-need-to-know-right-now-in-one-graphic/#sthash.w4bebjR1.dpuf
 Conversation Prismhttp://www.tnooz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/TCP4.jpghttp://www.tnooz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/TCP4.jpg


Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need....


I have to define for my topics...


I need to understand thescope of my topic

Investigate annotated academic sites (advanced search)
Search annotated academic sites and subject databases (advanced search)
Browse subject guides with descriptions of relevant sites



I need to see related topics

Uncover buried sites using "related searches"
Search for your topic, then drill down "related searches"



I need to refine and narrow my topic

Search for your topic, then click "Focus" (top) to show similar, broader, and narrower topics
Ask a question or search a topic in this database of "trusted resources" - use "targets" to refine search
Drill down “Contents” to explore subtopics



I need to choose acontroversial issue

Begin your search on selective hot topic sites
Browse or search a debate topic database with pro/con arguments
Build your pro/con search using comparative terms (K-12)



I need background on possible topics

A selective search of Web information for students
Search this wiki (quality content is starred), then follow article links to more information
Search basic factual information in this encyclopedia (c 2000)

I need to find quality results...


I need authoritative sites chosen by an expert researcher

Librarian-selected scholarly sites
Librarian-created topic pathfinders
Customized safe-search of educator-selected sites



I need personal help from experts

Get answers from volunteers and grad students in a week (K-12)
Ask your question of a self-identified volunteer subject-expert
Library research questions answered in five days (no homework questions)



I need sites ranked or tagged as valuable or relevant

High PageRank means popular, relevant sites link to the page
Browse or search user-identified subjects ("tags") for blog advice or opinions
High ExpertRank indicates subject-specific popularity



I need primary sources

Locate documents, sound recordings, images, maps, and other American primary sources
Browse worldwide archival index
Search for online exhibitions selected by Smithsonian librarians



I need peer-reviewed journal articles

Search narrow term in open-access global journal literature (advanced search)
Search by narrow term to find open access journal articles or browse a subject directory

I need to do research in a specific discipline...


I need official government information

Search official U.S. government information and services
Alphabetical links to the official websites of national governments
Search or browse official UK information and services



I need in-depth informationabout a country or unrepresented territory

Search on keyword or select country or location name
Browse Web sites from indigenous peoples, occupied nations, minorities and independent states or territories



I need science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) research or sources

Science-specific Web portals, reports, peer-reviewed articles, patents, preprints and journals
Search by grade level, subject (STEM) and resource format
Use advanced search to limit search by science, technology, or mathematics subject areas



I need reputable healthinformation

Search diseases, conditions and health topics
Browse by disease or search conditions, symptoms, tests and health topics
Health information directed to kids, teens or parents



I need legal documents, agencies or news

Search cases and codes (U.S. federal and state), news and commentary
Search or browse wiki of worldwide legal information
Search database of U.S. state legislatures, DC and territories for home page, bills, press rooms, statutes, etc.



I need creative and performing arts sources

Use advanced search to limit search to arts and humanities subject areas
Global art history resources chosen by a scholar
Google custom search of 3,500+ ejournals in the arts and humanities

The timeliness of information that I need is...


within the last hour

Choose "past hour" from the left column for the most recent news
Explore 100 words and pictures that "matter most" globally in the last hour



today

View top news stories and refine by category or topic
Search breaking global news headlines or newsfeeds (UK service)
Browse today's front page treatment of news from nearly 100 countries



recent

Search and limit by time period, or choose "timeline" (from "more search tools" on left) to see a topic's evolution
Search recent news and filter by time period ("past week")



recent (with analysis)

In-depth topic coverage including news features, analysis, photos, audio and video
Collected news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files about topics
Search news keyword or browse fact checking of statements made by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups



long-term investigative reports

News investigations of significant government, business, and institutional wrongdoing
Original reporting of public issues designed to make "institutional power more transparent and accountable"
Critical investigations of injustice or abuse of power with actionable information to assist citizens



a particular time period (decade, century, era)

Enter year event to retrieve timeline, then click on icons for information or images
Search by a term like "Golden Age" or "18th century"
Browse Wikipedia’s list of timelines (civilizations, people, events, etc.)



historical

Search America's primary source documents and images, browse by topic, time period, medium or place
Drill down into the history section or search fewer, broader terms (e.g., "terrorists" not "Righteous Path")
High-quality historical resources, primary sources, multimedia, subject guides



ancient

Search online ancient-history texts, images, audio, or browse by region, period (e.g., Persia, Late Antiquity)
Drill down into ancient history section or search fewer, broader terms (e.g., "Greece" not "Spartan women")

I need facts...


a person

Search 25,000+ biographies by name, keyword and profession
Search for famous people with "four good links" to more information
Search biographies from Canada's history (16th-20th century)



a place

Select country for basic profile and transnational issues
Cross-search or view a country (last update 1998) - historical, social, economic, political and national security data
Basic U.S. state facts, links to state government site and encyclopedia (IPL KidSpace)



a company

Find company information based on your need



general reference answers

Find a fact, biography, statistic or conversion, or reference answer
Find basic information
Learn shortcut words to get quick answers



news background (facts, people, and documents)

I need opinions and perspectives...


I want opinions on current issues

Browse opinion/editorial in U.S. and some international newspapers
Browse results of U.S. public opinion surveys
Investigate U.S. position on international issues



I need news from other countries' perspectives

Get nonpartisan summaries of views outside U.S.
Browse selected world newspapers
Browse international broadcast and Internet news, newspapers, magazines, and press agencies



I want multiple perspectives on hot social and political topics

Links to pro/con on current social issues
Analysis of public attitudes on social issues with overview, pro/con, organization links
Browse for UN-related issues by region, country or topic



I want to compare news treatment

Compare news reporting on U.S. front pages
Compare news reporting from 55 countries

I need a specific type of media...


maps

Search and view satellite and street-level maps
Search, browse and print country, physical and political maps
See trends/patterns when you superimpose chosen geographical features and census data on U.S. maps



photographs and visual images

Use advanced search to limit by size, coloration, file type
Use advanced search to limit by size and coloration
Search users' photos by their subjects ("tags"), then choose a subtopic ("tag cluster)



fine art

Search (e.g., artist, medium, movement, subject) or browse for digitized art and online exhibits, see actual size
Search or browse selected, evaluated resources



videos

Search by keyword or phrase, use advanced search to limit by file format, size, duration and domain
Search for, watch or buy an ever-growing collection of TV shows, movies, music videos, documentaries, and personal productions
Search public domain films, newsreels, ads, documentaries, television series and other “cultural artifacts”



radio

Find public radio programs and podcasts worldwide



music

To find song lyrics, search (in quotes) title or performer (plus) "song lyrics," to find information about the song's history search title (in quotes) and "origin"



sounds

Get sound effects and music samples: select a keyword or search a term limited by file format, quality and size



speeches

Search site or browse categories of full-text, audio and video of American public speeches, lectures, debates, interviews, events
Search or browse full-text public-domain audio with transcripts of 20th century political and historical events, personalities, and protest songs
Find sound recordings of American primary source speeches



quotations

Search classic passages, phrases and proverbs (1901 edn.)
Search word, phrase, author within or across quotation collections
Search by keyword or browse topics, authors



statistical data

Links to statistical databases and advice on locating and understanding data



dictionary or thesaurus (for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, synonyms)

Definitions, etymology, synonyms (English and Spanish) and audio-pronunciation
Definitions, etymology, synonyms and audio-pronunciation
Definitions with pictures (student dictionary)



encyclopedia

Factual information (updated 6/05)
Volunteer-created and collaboratively edited: valuable for current topics (e.g., people in the news), technology (e.g., podcasting) -- information quality uneven



almanac data

Basic country profile, use InfoNation to compare data from 6 countries
Statistical and factual data -- beware popup minefield



books and other printed works

Search for books and reviews, options to refine results, check your local library's holdings
Search (free and fee) scholarly works, locate related information using "cited by" links, use advanced search to limit (author, date, phrase, in title, subject area)
Search for books by keyword, then "Search Inside!" to see keyword-in-context

I have special search requirements...


run my search periodicallyand be notified of new results

Run Google search of 3 interests and get e-mail or RSS notification of new results
Run periodic Google searches and get e-mail (no RSS) notification of new results



specify a country where my search results are located

Limit by domain (advanced search) or by country (Language Tools)



use a search engineoutside the U.S.

Browse search engines and directories from countries and territories



find sites organized by theDewey Decimal System orLibrary of Congress Classification

Select Dewey Decimal number before searching



locate resources by file type

Limit search by file type (.pdf, .ps, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .rtf)
Limit search by file type (.html, .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .xml, .txt)

I am...


a kid

Find kid-friendly sites with educational content (grades K-7) selected by librarians
Search by keyword, then select the best-match question for answers and links
Select from kid-safe sites (grades 2- 7) organized by topic



pretty new to the Internet

Largest general purpose search engine
Large, general purpose search engine
Easy-to-navigate, well-annotated directory of librarian-selected Web sites



an Internet wizard

Configure highly-specific searches including proximity ("folk tales NEAR sun"), but smaller index than Google or Yahoo
Configure a narrow search of a large, comprehensive academic virtual library (Web sites, databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, directories of researchers)

 


Free Audio Stories for Kids

Amazon Children's Books

Amazon Children's Books

LIFE LONG READERS

Fantasy Collection

Making A Difference In Libraries