How to Find Out Anything

From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything
Author: Don MacLeod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617349
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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In How to Find Out Anything, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately—and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. You’ll learn: •How to really tap the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. •The scoop on vast, yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others. •How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use). •How to find experts and other people with special knowledge. •How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to non-profits and international companies. Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.

Fostering Family History Services: A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers

A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers
Author: Rhonda L. Clark,Nicole Wedemeyer Miller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695429
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 269
View: 3586
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Here is everything you need to promote your library as a center for genealogical study by leveraging your collection to help patrons conduct research on ancestors, document family stories, and archive family heirlooms. • Discusses the reference environment and offers tips for strategic planning for local studies • Includes hints of how to assess, organize, discard, or donate family heirlooms • Offers suggestions for caring for family history archives, including physical enclosures, digital copies, and the importance of data backups • Features templates for partnership agreements with other organizations

Writing Abroad

A Guide for Travelers
Author: Peter Chilson,Joanne B. Mulcahy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022644449X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 246
View: 1823
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“Tell me all about your trip!” It’s a request that follows travelers as they head out into the world, and one of the first things they hear when they return. When we leave our homes to explore the wider world, we feel compelled to capture the experiences and bring the story home. But for those who don’t think of themselves as writers, putting experiences into words can be more stressful than inspirational. Writing Abroad is meant for travelers of all backgrounds and writing levels: a student embarking on overseas study; a retiree realizing a dream of seeing China; a Peace Corps worker in Kenya. All can benefit from documenting their adventures, whether on paper or online. Through practical advice and adaptable exercises, this guide will help travelers hone their observational skills, conduct research and interviews, choose an appropriate literary form, and incorporate photos and videos into their writing. Writing about travel is more than just safeguarding memories—it can transform experiences and tease out new realizations. With Writing Abroad, travelers will be able to deepen their understanding of other cultures and write about that new awareness in clear and vivid prose.

Love the Questions

Reclaiming Research with Curiosity and Passion
Author: Catherine A. Fraser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1625311982
Category: Information literacy
Page: 236
View: 1695
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Cathy Fraser believes that school research projects should be less of a chore and more like police investigations. In Love the Questions she describes ways to engage middle and secondary students from the outset, fanning the flames of their curiosity and passion. Accessible and story-filled, this book provides strategies to capture the excitement of genuine inquiry in your classroom. Learn how to do the following: Honor students' passions, interests, and specific questions Embrace inquiry, curiosity, and exploration Teach students to frame relevant questions throughout the research process Develop authentic projects that include surveys, experiments, and interviews Work with school librarians as educational partners for teachers and students Assess skills, not memorization Cathy offers minilessons, practice activities, graphic organizers, and examples of student work to help you turn research projects into creative, exciting investigations for your students.