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Researching conflicts using the NLB databases

posted Dec 5, 2010, 4:10 PM by Katie Day   [ updated Jan 9, 2011, 6:22 PM ]
HOW TO SEARCH A SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE VIA THE NLB

Step 1:  Go to the eResources page of the NLB (National Library Board) of Singapore website

Step 2:  Login
  • using either your own digital login (if you have one already - it's free to sign up for one -- you just need to know your FIN number) 
  • or, temporarily, you can use Ms. Day's (Username = "katiebday", Password = the same as for the "eastinfant" account on the school computers)


Step 4:  Find EBSCOHost Primary Search in the list and click on it


Step 5: Enter your search terms.  Try out some of the advanced search features, such as specifying a reading level range (lexiles).




Step 6:  Once you've found some articles or information, there are several things you can do.
  • Listen - to a computer-generated voice read the page to you (in the accent of your choice!  American, British, or Australian);

  • Bookmark (via Diigo);

  • Email the full-text of the article including a properly formatted citation for your bibliography to your Google Apps account or personal email;

  • Copy/paste info to a Google Doc (login to Google Apps here)

Step 7:  Not enough historical information in the EBSCO Primary Search database?

Go to this list of all NLB databases and find one of these two History databases and click on them.



Step 8:  Want to explore conflicts in different parts of the world in different time periods?

Try this website -- www.conflicthistory.com



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