Category Archives: Research Tips

Ebrary Getting even Better!

One of our favorite new resources this year is ebrary – and it just keeps getting better! Now offering more than 90,000 scholarly books, it is also available through our ProQuest databases. Try a search in ProQuest, and an ebrary … Continue reading

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Browsing Newspapers or Magazines in ProQuest

These instructions were made for the Stagecraft class, which is looking at ads and pictures in newspapers from the 1940s and 1950s, but it could be used for browsing through any magazines in ProQuest (passwords).      

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Library Learning Lunches

The library is offering lunchtime learning opportunities for you to get acquainted with our new sources. These sessions will go from 12:30-1:00, so bring your lunch to the Library Lab and be ready to learn! Of course, if you can’t … Continue reading

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LibGuide for NoodleTools

Need Help with NoodleTools? Check out our new LibGuide with instructions and tutorial videos. Starting Out and Citing – NoodleTools for Creating Works Cited, Notecards, and Outlines – LibGuides at Brentwood School via kwout

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Doing Research on Vacation?

You should download this free app for your smart phone (iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android phones) right now! AccessMyLibrary Public Edition uses GPS to give you acess to Gale databases (Opposing Viewponts, Gale Virtual Reference Library and much more) from … Continue reading

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QR Codes and the Seniors

This month Mr. Kim and I taught all of the seniors how to use Evernote. They will be organizing their social justice project pictures, research, and other information into Evernote notebooks. One great aspect of Evernote is the smart phone … Continue reading

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Spotlight on SIRS

Why use the library database called SIRS? Doing a subject search on SIRS gives you authoritative results that are carefully selected and broken down by type such as primary sources, articles, multimedia, and viewpoints. Watch the video to find out … Continue reading

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Creative Commons Image Attribution Samples

If you find a digital image (or video or audio file) you want to use in a presentation or project, first you must discover if you are allowed to use it, alter it, or sell it. Creative Commons licenses take … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Yes or No?

How do you use Wikipedia? I used to teach students to use encyclopedias to get a handle on a topic then start really digging into the research. Now students use Wikipedia first, even if they are told not to use … Continue reading

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New Database

Check out our newest database addition, Pop Culture Universe. Great for research about pop culture, this database is also entertaining to browse. Find out what songs were popular in the 1970s, compare dads from animated TV shows (Fred Flinstone vs. … Continue reading

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