Searchpath

Table of Contents

Introduction Introduction Module 4 Module 4: Finding Articles
Module 1 Module 1: Starting Smart Module 5 Module 5: Using the Web
Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic Module 6 Module 6: Citing Sources
Module 3 Module 3: Using MnPALS Plus Appendices & Documentation

introduction Introduction

Splash Page
Get Ready... (requirements)
Organization of Searchpath
Searchpath will help

Choice Page (choose modules)

Module 1 Module 1: Starting Smart

Introduction - skills to be learned
Information Overload
Types of Sources

Selecting Sources
Starting with the Library
Starting with the Web
Thinkfast Game
End of "Starting Smart"
The Quiz

Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic

Introduction - skills to be learned
Now, Get Curious!
Narrowing Your Topic
Brainstorming

Online Indexes & Databases
The Magic of Indexing
Keyword Searching
Using Keyword Searching

Types of Databases
End of "Choosing a Topic"
The Quiz

Module 3 Module 3: Using MnPALS Plus

Introduction - skills to be learned
Where's MnPALS Plus
About MnPALS Plus
MnPALS Plus Book Record
Ways to Search in MnPALS Plus
Keyword Search
Practice Searching
Finding a Book by Its Title
Finding a Book by Author
Journal Title Search
Subject Searching in MnPALS Plus
Where to Find a Book or Journal
Checking Out a Book
Your Library Account
End of "Using MnPALS Plus"
Quiz

Module 3 Module 4: Finding Articles

Introduction - skills to be learned
Popular Magazines or Scholarly Journals

Why Use an Article Database?
What Will an Article Database Do?
Two Types of Databases - General Databases
Two Types of Databases - Subject Databases
Where do I Find Databases?
Your Assignment (Sample Search)

Practice Searching a Database
Can't Find the Full-Text? Use A-Z

Practice Searching
What Next?
Practice Searching MnPALS Plus
Have Skills That Travel
End of "Finding Articles"
Quiz

module 5Module 5: Using the Web

Introduction - Skills to be learned
About the Web

To Use or Not to Use?
Locate It on the Web
Subject Directories: Commercial
Subject Directories: Library
About Search Engines
Search Engines - Google
Metasearch Engines
Tips for Better Search Results
Refining Web Results
Explanations for Refining Web Results
Shortcuts
Internet Dog
Judging What You Find
You Be the Judge!
End of "Using the Web"
The Quiz

module 6Module 6: Citing Sources

Introduction - skills to be learned
Transmitting Ideas
Parts of a Citation

Citing Your Sources (style guides)
Plagiarism
Plagiarism? It's Your Call (examples of plagiarism)
Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then ZZThere's Copyright
End of "Citing Sources"
Exit Searchpath
The Quiz

Appendices & Documentation

Terms (glossary)
Searchpath Help Topics
Resources for Librarians and Educators
Use of Searchpath
Objectives for all Modules of Searchpath
Project Development and Credits
yourSearchpath
Directory Description

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