Free Library Skills teaching resources, Term 1

Using the Catalogue

Library Skills

Our school and local libraries have a wealth of information to help us research just about any topic we can think of. But where do you start? Understanding online library catalogues, classification systems and signage is a fundamental library skill that can mean the difference between hopelessly trawling the shelves and a quick, focused library search that leaves more time for research!

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Free Library Skills resources for Back to School, Term 1

Give your students the skills they need to use your library effectively

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Library Skills

A person’s intellectual property does not just refer to their ideas or words. It also means any images, music and videos that they have created. These types of works are protected online by a licence that tells us if and how we can use or modify them. Understanding these licences is important for accessing great media for your research projects.

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Online Databases

Library Skills

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when we perform a search online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. Enter: databases, and using them is simpler than you might think. This programme explains how you can save time, frustration and level up your research skills by making the most of databases.

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Using the Catalogue

Library Skills

Our school and local libraries have a wealth of information to help us research just about any topic we can think of. But where do you start? Understanding online library catalogues, classification systems and signage is a fundamental library skill that can mean the difference between hopelessly trawling the shelves and a quick, focused library search that leaves more time for research!

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