Internet Research: Library Databases

Students will learn to expand their library research skills by using the Academic Databases available through the North Broward Prep Library. This activity will focus on identifying resourses related to the Anglo American Committee of Inquiry and the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP).

Log Into Edline

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Click on "More Contents" on the lower right-hand side of the page

Library Resources

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Select "Library Resources"

From the Library Resources page, scroll down to the Lower Right-hand side of the page and…

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Click on "More Links"

Find the Link for Gale Expanded Academic ASAP database

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Click on this link to enter the database.

Using this databse, search for the following phrase: “Anglo American Committee”

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As you’ll see, this database offers a wide range of media files; Magazine Articles, Academic Journals, Books, News, Multimedia, and other. Begin with ‘Magazine Articles. Find the article from Time Magazine entitled, "Nobdy Liked It" (1947).

“Nobody Liked It”

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Read the article and be able to summarize the author’s points/opinion after you complete it. Finally, using the "Share" Tool (upper right hand corner) add this article to your Delicious bookmarks. You may also want to add your notes or summary of the article in the Notes section of your Delicious bookmark.

eLibrary

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Return to the full list of Library Resources. Select "eLibrary" and search for the phrase "UNSCOP". Amongst the results, find "Origins of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict the seeds of enmity"

Origins of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict the seeds of enmity

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Find the "Jump to best part of document"-in red at the top of the page-and click the link. Notice how you’ll be directed to the portion of the article that’s specifically related to your search term. Now, read this portion of the article, be able to summarize the author’s points, and bookmark this article on Delicious. CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve now successfully completed this introduction to Library Database research.

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

Posted on 26/09/2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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