O. W. Holmes Junior High School

Teacher Pages

Mrs. K (guest teacher for Mrs. Singh

Mrs. Taylor (Ms. LaFlamme)

Where do I start?  What is an extremophile?

*textbook

*Wikipedia

 

What are credible Sources?

EasyBib guide on finding resources

5 w's of website evaluation

Example

 

Examples

1) Example #1

2) Example #2

3) Example #3

 

Practice-which one is the more credible source?

1) Example 1

2) Example 2

Madam Harvey--Westward Expansion

Mr. Dufrense web site evaluation

Japanese Internment Camp stations

Ms. Agee

http://scholastic.djusd.net:55880/slms/StudentAccess

(always use the Google Chrome browser)

Mrs. Broaddus

Mrs. Mowry and Ms. Nero

Ms. Eimers

www.kp.org (Kaiser Permanente)

Click on Health & Wellness. On the drop down menu click on “Conditions & Diseases. Click on “Health encyclopedia (browse topics A to Z)

 

www.cdc.gov (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Click on “Diseases & Conditions”

 

www.mayoclinic.com (Mayo Clinic)

Click on “Diseases & Conditions”

http://www.who.int/en/  (World Health Organization)

Click on “Health topics”

 

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Click on topics, then malaria or polio

 

http://www.mla-hhss.org/histdis.htm (The History of Diseases)

Lewis & Clark

Primary Sources for the Civil War

Ms. Quenon

Mrs. Reeve

 

http://www.steinbeck.org/ (John Steinbeck Museum)

 

Free e-books

Roughing It by Mark Twain

 

Mr. Schwab

Better searching

Better Searching on google and EBSCO

Amy Labson/Holmes Junior High Library

 

Sites accessed:

 

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/20-tips-use-google-search-efficiently.html

 

http://motto.time.com/4116259/google-search/

 

Search strands/terms:

 

*use different search strands

DNA testing

“DNA testing”

DNA testing heredity

DNA testing+ethics

Ancestry vs. 23andme

Google:

 

1. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

This one’s a well-known, simple trick: searching a phrase in quotes will yield only pages with the same words in the same order as what’s in the quotes. It’s one of the most vital s

2. Use an asterisk within quotes to specify unknown or variable words

Here’s a lesser known trick: searching a phrase in quotes with an asterisk replacing a word will search all variations of that phrase. It’s helpful if you’re trying to determine a song from its lyrics, but you couldn’t make out the entire phrase (e.g. “imagine all the * living for today”), or if you’re trying to find all forms of an expression (e.g. “* is thicker than water”).

3. Use the minus sign to eliminate results containing certain words

You’ll want to eliminate results with certain words if you’re trying to search for a term that’s generating a lot of results that aren’t of interest to you. Figure out what terms you’re not interested in (e.g. jaguar -car) and re-run the search.

4. Search websites for keywords

Think of the “site:” function as a Google search that searches only a particular website. If you want to see every time TIME.com mentioned Google, use the search “Google site:TIME.com”.

5. Search news archives going back to the mid-1880s

Google News has an option to search over 100 years’ worth of archived news from newspapers around the world.

6. Use “DEFINE:” to learn the meaning of words—slang included

Streamline the dictionary process by using, for example, “DEFINE: mortgage.” For words that appear in the dictionary, you’ll be able to see etymology and a graph of its use over time alongside the definition. Google will even sift the web to define slang words or acronyms. Try out “DEFINE: BAE” or “DEFINE: SMH”.

EBSCO

*use left hand limiters to narrow search

Examples:

*full text

*Lexile

*years

*types of materials