Log on and click on OPAC icon by hcj


									                        Fieldcrest Librarians Want to Help You.

                             Need to find a book?

Fieldcrest High School Library:

      You can access the Fieldcrest High School catalog and databases from school or home

      Go to the Fieldcrest High School homepage

      Click on Library listed on the left-hand side of the page or type in

      Click on the Library catalog and databases listed on the left-hand side of the page

      Now you will need to decide if you want to search by All Words, Title, Author, or Subject.
       Type a word or words in the box and then click on search

      Search results will give you a list of books based on your search. The screen will also show the
       author, call number, and status. Click on the title you are interested in and a detailed screen
       will open giving you additional information. The local information for this book will be listed
       at the bottom of this record. This record, called a MARC record, will be your best source for
       your Works’ Cited page

      If the book is Available, write down the call number you see on the screen. Call number
       example: FIC ROW (Fiction) 363 CAL (Nonfiction) Use the call number to locate the book
       and you can check it out

      If the book is Not Available, speak to the librarian to find out when the book is expected back
       and he/she can put you on a waiting list

      If the book is NOT FOUND in the FHS collection you can search all Fieldcrest libraries by
       clicking on the Union button in the upper right corner and searching as you did before

      If you still are not able to find the book, you will need to use FirstSearch to search for the
       book in a local library that can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan

Using FirstSearch:
FirstSearch is an online reference system maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).
It provides access to more than 30 databases, many of which include the full text of journal and
magazine articles; resources indexed include conference proceeding, Internet sites, books, and a variety
of other materials.
FirstSearch can be accessed through the FHS library website or the OPAC homepage
     Click on Library catalogs and databases
     Click on FirstSearch or type in the address: http://firstsearch.oclc.org/

Accessing FirstSearch:
    Authorization: 100107911
    Password: knights

The page will open in the Advanced Search option. You
will be using the Illinois Catalog database, which will
search the collections in several libraries within the state
that participate in Interlibrary Loans. You will need to
select a different database if you are looking for
something other than a book.
     Type search terms in the boxes on the left. Use
        the drop-down boxes on the right to select the
        field to search (e.g. Subject, Title, Author, etc.).
     A Keyword search checks the entire record for
        the terms.
     Click on Search.

Results from a Search:
    Click on the title of the book to open a detailed record. Read through the description to make
       sure this is the book you want.
    Click on Libraries that own this book. Click on the library’s name to make sure the title is IN
    Go back to the book record and click on Borrow this item from another library (Interlibrary

Interlibrary Loan Request:
     Fill out your name, First and Last.
     Date needed is in the following format: yyyymmdd List date as ten days from today’s date
     In the comment section list which classroom teacher you are working with and the library
        where the book is located.

A High School librarian will receive your request. She will then forward the request to a regional
library. The book will be sent to Fieldcrest High School through ILL delivery on Tuesday or
Thursday. After receiving the book a message will be placed in the daily announcements which are
read every third hour or posted on the website. Due dates are strictly enforced.

EBSCO Host is a powerful online search engine accessible through the Internet. It offers full text
databases which range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific
databases for public, academic, medical, corporate, and school libraries.
   Accessible through FHS library website or the OPAC homepage
   Site address: http://search.epnet.com
   User ID: fieldcrest
   Password: library
   Select: Student Research Center - Grades 6 – 12
       Create a user account to save your results in
            Click on Sign In at the top of screen
            Click I’m a new user
            Fill out account information Suggestion: Choose username and password you use when logging on to
                Fieldcrest computer
            Click Submit
       Before beginning your search
            Uncheck all search sources except the sources you want to search in
            Type in your keywords or subject in the “Find” box
            Click on Search

       Read brief description of each article from search results. If the article sounds interesting, click on title to read the
       entire article

       Articles can be opened as HTML or PDF file. If you have a choice, select PDF

       Information you want to save
            Click “Add” beside the information you want to save
            Folder should then read “Added”
            Items saved in your EBSCO folder will remain there until you remove them

       You can now open up full-text articles from your EBSCO folder

SIRS Researcher:
SIRS Researcher is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring
social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics
are selected from over 1,600 domestic and international publications and are indexed primarily
according to Library of Congress-derived subject headings.
       Log onto SIRS Researcher by using the link FHS library website or the OPAC homepage
            http://ars.sirs.com/denied?sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-portal-res%3Fid=SIL2612-0-1948
            User name: fieldcrest
            Password: library

       Leading Issues
            Gives instant access to nearly 100 issues with coverage that offers a well-rounded view of today’s
                complex issues that is updated daily
       “Top Ten” Pro vs. Con
            Review of the issue’s main pro/con viewpoints with three related articles for each viewpoint. Top 10
                most-researched issues for the month
       Targeted Search
                 Link that will allow you to find photographs, charts, and maps
       Subject Headings Search
                  Link to quickly locate articles related to a particular topic
       Keyword Search
                  Link to locate articles based on a combination of key words and phrases
       Topic Browse
                  Link used to explore topics and subtopics
       The number of results returned for each source type may list up to 1000+ results.
       Selecting the corresponding link may further narrow search results to:
            Newspapers, Magazines, and References
       The full-text article is accessed by clicking on the title of the article. The display lists the source, date, page
       number(s), article title and author.
        Additional Features
            Tagged List
            My Analysis
            Clean Copy for Printing
            Create or Print a bibliography

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across
many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers,
professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you
identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

Tips to Remember When Working on Your Research Project

Evaluate Your Sources
                Do you have an adequate number and variety of sources to convince someone of your opinion?
                Primary sources-firsthand account of event
                Secondary sources-what others have written about the event
                Are your sources appropriately used?
                Are you relying too heavily on one source?
                Are your sources reliable and accurate?

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
                Plagiarism
                is a serious issue
                Alert the reader when you’ve summarized the words or thoughts of someone else
                Citations
                Insert at the ends of sentences, clauses, or phrases
                Provides author’s name and page number in parentheses next to reference

Think Before You Write
                Know what you are writing about. Develop an informed point of view on a topic and defend it. Support
                 every idea with adequate evidence. Create something that is your and yours alone
                Keep topic narrowed and focused
                You search and you re-search Skimming, scanning, and critical reading are essential skills
                Create an organization system that works for you Copy material, document every thing, meet your

Verify Website Authority

Link Command
    Log into Google.com
    In the search window type in: Link:(web address minus www) then search
    Look through sites listed that have a link to website in question

Find Command
    Press and hold CTRL and F. The Find window will pop up
    Type in the name and search
    Press match to move through site where keywords are located

Created by Julie McNamara, Fieldcrest CUSD #6, One Dornbush Drive, Minonk, IL 61760
                    Email: mcnamara@fieldcrest.k12.il.us    April 27, 2010

To top