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How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results | MindShift

Diane T. Sands Dear Savvy Searcher, My students keep wanting to enter their entire research question into the search bar. I keep trying to tell them t
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EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.
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Pre-Search and Mindmapping to Narrow a Topic Focus

Pre-Search and Mindmapping to Narrow a Topic Focus | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In my last post, I shared how we were moving deeper with our second round of more targeted pre-search after students had narrowed topic choices to one from their work with the first phase of pre-se...
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Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner's Guide - Smashing Magazine

Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner's Guide - Smashing Magazine | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Information architecture (IA) is one of those buzzwords you’ve probably heard before. In this article, Pierre Croft discusses card sorting, a tried and true technique for doing just that, and also goes through some practical tips for running a card-sorting session.
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The Wicked Academic: Annotate This!

The Wicked Academic: Annotate This! | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
How to Write An Annotated Bibliography, Annotated Bib, Citation, Annotation, APA, MLA, Chicago, Champlain College - Lennoxville, Department of Humanities, Humanities, Champlain College, DEC, Annotate This!,Dana Bisignani and Allen Brizee, Purdue OWL, RefWorks, Citation, Annotation, R-Score in Quebec, Robert DeNiro, Teachable Moments, Peer to Peer Learning, Social Sciences, The Beast Within,Bishop’s University John Bassett Memorial Library, Keep Calm and Ask For Help,
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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Pre-Searching, Phase 2 - Rust Research Project, Fall 2014 - LibGuides at Gwinnett County Public Schools

Pre-Searching, Phase 2 - Rust Research Project, Fall 2014 - LibGuides at Gwinnett County Public Schools | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
LibGuides. Rust Research Project, Fall 2014. Pre-Searching, Phase 2.
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Evolution of a Book Club

Evolution of a Book Club 

 

Shannon Acedo wrote a post about the success of the upper school book club
(http://aislnews.org/?p=1687) and gave me a little shout out. I thought, I
would write about the evolution of the middle school book club.  

8 years ago, I joined Maxine Lucas in co-sponsoring the book club at the
middle school.  Max had a successful following and it was easy for me to
slide into that role. Our old library was at the center of the school and I
believe that helped as wel
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EasyBib & Google Addons

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  EasyBib is a great app and it has recently been included in Google Docs Addons.  Addons are a recent addition to Google Docs and a great one.  I can only assume that more addons will be adde...
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libguides | Hacks, Tips & Tricks for Library Sites

libguides | Hacks, Tips & Tricks for Library Sites | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Posts about libguides written by millrt138
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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy

The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too."

"A library is many things," E.B. White once wrote in a let
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A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn't Have To

A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn't Have To | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Blockbuster’s fatal flaw wasn’t one of intelligence or capability, but a failure to understand the networks that would determine its fate.
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Ebola! Ebola! Ebola!

Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Not too long ago I came upon a blog posting on Washington Post’s The Intersect by Caitlin Dewey (October 2, 2014) with the catchy title/subtitle "Popular on Amazon: Wildly Misleading Self-Published...
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Librarian as Innovator: Best Websites - YouTube

15 Websites in 15 Minutes(ish). AASL Fall Forum 2014, Librarian as Innovator, AASL Best Websites Committee
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Past Google's first page: Gauging students' global search skills | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Past Google's first page: Gauging students' global search skills | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
How can students truly leverage Google, and examine their own searching skills, to deepen their research experiences?
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Bring on the books: The 100 best books of 2014 (so far) grades 4-12

This list includes some of my top 2014 picks for readers in grades 4-12.
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40 Essential Books for Elementary Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Easy LibGuides makeover - Emerging Tech in Libraries

Easy LibGuides makeover - Emerging Tech in Libraries | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
I’ll be honest: I didn’t know what LibGuides were until I was well into my library & information science graduate program, and at first I thought they were pretty dorky since they looked so dated. But I’ve since come around, and overall they’re great — easy to create, easy to edit, and fairly reliable as …
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Reflections on Summer Reading

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Three years ago, I was given the green light to implement a new summer reading program, which we call Trinity Reads. Students pick a book from a list of approx 50 titles (many recommended by them),...
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What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library

What Do Public Domain & Creative Commons Mean? - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media - Research Guides at Harvard Library | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons media for your project or presentation.
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What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books?

What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Science takes on one of the most important questions of the ages.
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