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What Are Databases & Why You Need Them

 

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Wheeler Library Hours

Monday - Friday 

7:55 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Librarian Information:

Ms. Patricia Simmons

 Phone: 415-469-4098

Email: simmonsp@sfusd.edu

Coming soon...a visit with author Ingrid Rojas Contreras April 2, 2019

Balboa Library Homepage

Balboa's Wheeler Library Catalog

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Click the icon above or Click HERE  to get to the Online Library Catalog.

SFUSD Subscription Databases

Click HERE for log-in access when you are not at school.

(You must be logged into you district Google account)

 

Britannica Online

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Annals of American History

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Gale Student Resources in Context

NoodleTools

SIRS Issue Researcher

TeachingBooks.com

NoodleTools

Click HERE to log-in to NoodleTools

Getting started with Noodle Tools

  • Log in to NoodleTools on the right side of the screen under Access via Google for Education 
  • Use your district email: @s.sfusd.edu for students or @sfusd.edu for teachers.
  • If this is your first time using NoodleTools, you may have to create an account.
  • Click “Create a New Project”, choose MLA and Junior or Advanced, and name your project appropriately for description.
  • Click on Bibliography, choose the type of citation, and fill in as much information as you can. Note that only boxes with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
  • Click new under Notecards to take notes. Use all three sections of the notecard.
  • Organize your notecards into an outline from the Notecards tab.

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How Reliable is a Website?

Use the CRAAP test!

 

Currency – is the information too old?

Relevance/coverage – does it tell you what    you need to know?

Authority – who is the source of the information?

Accuracy – is the information true and reliable?

Purpose/objectivity – why does this site exist? Could it be biased?

 

Credit: The CRAAP acronym is from Meriam Library at California State University Chico. 

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