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English Department Meeting 10/21/15


The Dy Library

Information Resources for Students and Teachers

8th Grade Library Orientation Program
Why is it important?

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To Develop Skills for Academic Success

  • Library Orientation Session#1
  • Access the online library catalog (OPAC) and practice searches by author, title or subject. Understand what information is included in a record and how to locate a book on the shelf using a call number.
  • Participate in scavenger hunts to locate information in different formats
  • To gain more confidence and independence in the school library
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Introduction to Research

  • Orientation Session #2
  • General introduction to the library databases.
  • Basic searches using keywords and exporting citations
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The School Library Catalog is Found on the District Website Under Quick Links.

Research Workshop

  • Literature Review
  • Keywords
  • Basic and more advance searches
  • Build a Works Cited page
  • Ready to outline and begin writing!

Resources for Reading Lists

  • School Library Journal Reviews
  • VOYA Reviews
  • Novelist (CLAMS Site)
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Voice of Youth Advocates

  • Best of 2014
  • Best Sci Fi, Horror, Fantasy 2014
  • Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2014
  • Reading List Index

NoveList Search Strategy

  • Search by Audience--Adult, Teen, Tween
  • Search by Reviews
  • Search by Reading Level
  • Nonfiction-biograhies, narrative NF--No textbooks
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eBooks Coming Soon to DY!

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Share your ideas!

A content management system used to curate knowledge and share information in online subject guides.

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