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Pulaski Library Catalog

 


Dewey Decimal System

 


Technology at Pulaski

 


Homework Help

 


Internet Safety


Getting Research Started
Where do I begin?

 


Student Research Resources

Check here for websites that are appropriate for kids!

 


Student Writing Rubric

A checklist to assist students to write well.

 

 


Student Search Engines

If you really HAVE to use the Internet, use these search engines.

 


Bibliographies
This is how you give credit to your sources.

 


Games


For Teachers

 


For Librarians

 


Library Volunteers

 


Froggie Power Unit

This is a HUGE presentation.  Please be patient while it is loading!

 


2005 Book Award Winners

 


Children's Book Council

 


Our web site has been chosen as an EduHound Spotlight Classroom of the Week!  Just click to see other classrooms who have earned the honor!

 

This web page has been listed in the LoTi Lounge as a resource.

 


The LoTi Lounge has resources that assist teachers in using technology in their classrooms.

 


 

Doing Research

Good researchers need a variety of sources to do the best job possible.  Not all resources are appropriate for every task.  That is why there are so many choices out there.  The purpose of this web page is to provide some of the best for student use.  Some sources are general and can be used in most cases.  Other sources are VERY specific and can only be used when researching one particular topic.  Please take time to make sure that you have chosen wisely.

 

General Resources

These sources have information on a variety of topics.  If you're not quite sure where to begin looking for information, they are a good place to start.  You can find them here.

 

Specialized Resources

Some reference sites are specifically created to give excellent information on just one topic.  You may prefer to consult them BEFORE you do an Internet search with a search engine.  You can find them here.

 

Search Engines

If you have tried all of the sources provided by your librarian and teacher and still can't find what you need, THEN you may use a search engine.  A search engine is like a big telephone book.  It will search through many web pages and tell you which ones appear to be about the topic you are searching for.  Like a phone book that will give the number of a restaurant, it will NOT guarantee that you won't get food poisoning.  Phone books ONLY tell you the locations and topics.  That's what a search engine does, it only tells where to find the webpage.  It makes NO guarantees about the accuracy of the information.  So part of your job HAS to be to evaluate the web site to determine whether it is done by a reliable source and has worthwhile information that is appropriate for your purposes.


Web Site Evaluation
How do you evaluate a website?  Well, you can use 5 basic rules to determine whether or not this is a site that would be appropriate for your needs.  Please either make several copies or see Mrs. Berbeza before you begin.

Printable PDF version
 


Cool Sites for Research


Kid's Search Tools


Google

This is one of the best search engines available, but they do not filter inappropriate content.  Please make sure that an adult is with you when you use this source.


Ask.com

Ask.com is great search engine when doing reports.  It tends to concentrate on answering questions.

 

 

Citing Your Sources

Once you have all of the information you need to do your project, double check your organizer to make sure that you are doing EXACTLY what your teacher has asked for!  

Have you given credit to your sources?  If not, you will need to add a Bibliography.  This is a list of all of the people, books and websites that gave you information that you used for your project.  If you don't give them credit, then you are stealing someone's intellectual property.  You wouldn't like someone taking your work, erasing your name, and turning it in under their name.  So be fair and give credit where credit is due!  Not sure how to do a bibliography?  Check here!


Bibliographies
Not sure how to do a bibliography?  Check here!

Once your project is finished, YOU need to evaluate the job you did.  Was this your best work?  Why not?  What could you have done differently to have made this better?  

Christina Acceptable Use Policy for Computers

            Christina School District policy requires all students to have an acceptable use policy on file before use of school computers in the classroom, computer room or the library.  The responsible parent or guardian must sign these permission slips BEFORE students may use school computers.  Computer usage in the library is reserved for research purposes and OPAC usage only.  Misuse of school computers could result in the loss of all or part of computer privileges for all or part of the school year.  The forms may be obtained from the office, the computer teacher, or from the District Office at 83 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.  Please click here.

 

 

Delaware State Standards

           I follow a district-mandated curriculum that is aligned both with the Delaware State Content Standards and the National Information Power Standards from the American Association of School Librarians.

 

 

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This page was last updated on Monday, October 01, 2012 04:34 PM .

 

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Marcia Berbeza
Library Media Specialist, NBCT
Grades K-5
Pulaski Elementary School
1300 Cedar Street
Christina School District
Wilmington, DE  19805-4396
(302) 429-4136 ex. 12906
FAX (302) 429-3955
Mberbeza@aol.com

berbezam@christina.k12.de.us
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"It is our choices, that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities."  J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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