Harnessing Databases - An online exercise
Directions: First: write
the kind of information you can obtain in each of these online databases.
1. Project Gutenberg -
List several classes at your school that could make effective use of this extensive resource.
Look up your favorite author. How many titles are listed? ____________________
(Cannot remember the author of your favorite book? Harness the resources at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com to find it.)
List 3 examples of keywords that can be used to search this database.
Name a subject of a presentation where you might use this resource to enhance your key points.
Name two groups who would use this information.
Select one person who represents you.
What is their record?
How could this information impact the next election?
List four of the fields:
How does this resource aid consumers?
How many are available for your area?
Select a group of three keywords. Describe a situation in which they would be appropriate.
Name three different jobs ( fields of work) where the individual would find this database helpful.
How many people represented your state in 1900?
How many people represent your state today?
Is your state gaining influence in Congress or losing it?
Gutenberg was a pivotal person in information sharing.
Which database(s) did you employ in your research efforts?
Tim Berners-Lee is a modern day Gutenberg. Do you dispute my assertion or concur with me? Support your answer.
Watch - Delicious Library - a program that helps you track your book and music collections.
"A human must turn information into intelligence or
Database Activity - vocabulary
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Save a tree - use a digital answer format - Highlight the text of the title, directions and questions. Copy the text. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in an easily read, contrasting color or font. (No yellow, avoid artistic fonts like: Symbols, , , & fonts). Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date in a header. Submit the assignment via a class dropbox or an email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your document in your computer.
Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. Make your own printer paper answer sheet
Science and Technology 3.7. Technological Devices
7 C. Explain and demonstrate basic computer operations and concepts. Know specialized computer applications used in the community.
7 D. Apply computer software to solve specific problems. Apply intermediate skills in utilizing database software.
7 E. Explain basic computer communications systems. Apply basic on-line research techniques to solve a specific problem.
10 D. Utilize computer software to solve specific problems. Select and apply software designed to meet specific needs
10 E. Apply basic computer communications systems.
Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening 1.8 Research
5 C. Organize and present the main ideas from research.
5 B. Locate information using appropriate sources and strategies. Select essential sources - databases