History Resources Class


My name is Kara Ripley, and I am
the BadgerLink training librarian. And Elizabeth Neuman is
also with me to watch the chat. So if you have any questions
throughout the presentation, go ahead and type them in the chat box,
and Elizabeth will either tap me and have me answer or she’ll
address the question in the chat. So today, we are talking about
history resources that are available through BadgerLink.
And so the first thing you’ll need to do is to be able to
get to the history resources. So from the
BadgerLink home page, we have our resources organized
by format, subject, and audience. And then you can also
browse all resources. For history resources,
we do have a subject for history. So I’m going to go ahead and
select History. And then we’re directed to this list of all of our
resources that have history content. And if I scroll through here,
you can see it’s quite a long list. I don’t really want to make everybody
dizzy, so I’ll just go back up to the top. And we have additional filters.
So if you wanted to narrow your results, you could add additional filters.
For instance, I’m going to use High School Students
and see what we have here. So when you’re
starting your research, a lot of times, you want to just
start with the most broad resource. So for this, I’m going to
use Britannica School. And Britannica School is one of
our encyclopedia resources. It also has images and video
and a lot of really great content. So it’s an
online encyclopedia. And the topic I chose today to do
some research on is the moon landing. So I’m just going to
type that into the search box. And we do get
recommendations as we type, but I’m going to go ahead
and complete the search. And this is doing a keyword
search across all of the articles in Britannica School.
And so I’m going to click on that first one, Neil Armstrong, which is one of the
astronauts who first landed on the moon. So here is our article
about Neil Armstrong. And then we can also
flip to a different reading level. Level 3 is the high school reading level.
But if you need a little bit – an article at a lower level, you can
click to one of the different levels. And the interface does not change –
just the content. So there’s no shaming in anybody
reading at a different level. You just get the
information you need. So we’re reading the article, and you
can see that there are several links. And if you click on any of these links, it
will take you to that encyclopedia article. So this is really fun because you can
start your research on one thing and start learning about
multiple facets of that topic. So I’m going to go to Apollo 11 and
just see what we got going on here. And we’re going to
keep on looking. Another thing that’s really nice about
Britannica School is, if you double-click on a word, the definition
of that word comes up. And it also has a Spanish translation.
So this is great for English language learners as well as people who would
like to expand their vocabulary. So you can switch the level,
you can double-click for a definition, and additionally, every single image,
video, and article has a citation. And to get there, you go up to this
tools area, and you can click on Cite, and then select the
citation style that you want. And here you have the
citation for this article. So there’s no excuse to not
cite your sources in your research project because they
make it really easy in this way. So that is a really quick look
at Britannica School, which is our encyclopedia resource.
And I’m going to go back to the BadgerLink home page, and we’re
going to take a look at another resource. So once you get kind of the
introduction with an encyclopedia, you may want to dive a little deeper
into some of our other resources. So I am going to go to History
Reference Center, which, as it sounds, is a resource that we provide that has a
lot of history [chuckles] content involved. There’s a couple different
ways you can search. You can browse for a
particular subject-type thing. But I’m just going to
do my search again. But now that I’ve learned
a little bit more about the moon landing,
I’m going to search for Apollo 11. And there we go. So here are
my search results. And I have 70 results,
which is a pretty good number. Sometimes when you do searches, you’ll
get thousands or hundreds of thousands. But 70 is a really nice
number to start with. If you wanted to view
only full-text articles, you could use the left side
of the menu to limit to full text. And in this case, the search – all of the
results were already full-text, so that – you didn’t really need [chuckles]
to learn it, but it’s good to know. And you could also
limit to different source types. So if you only want primary sources,
or you only want reference books, or you only want magazines,
you could limit there. And you can go down and limit by
subject or also from publication. So as I’m looking through the search
results, I’m really interested in this article, Did We Really
Land on the Moon? And displayed here,
you can see some information. You can see it’s from History Magazine
from October/November 2011. And you can also see
that it’s a PDF full-text. So to get some more information on
the article, you can click on the title. And here we get –
you get the author, the source, some subject headings,
and an abstract. This particular article has some
images that are in the article, so you can click on those and
see some of the images right away. But I want to go into the
full text and look at the article. So I just clicked on that
Full Text icon in the upper left. And then here is the entire article as it
appeared in History Magazine in 2011. From this article, or, if we go back
to the Detailed Record, which just shows information about the article –
this is the Detailed Record [chuckles], you can share the article by getting the
persistent link. You click on Permalink. If you use the
URL in the address bar, you may or may not
get back to this page. But the persistent – this is the persistent
URL that will get you back here. You can also share this article
to Google Classroom if you’re a teacher and your school
uses Google Classroom. Or you can also download
the article to Google Drive. So these are options for all of the
articles available in History Reference Center and in all of
our EBSCO resources as well. I showed you the Cite
feature in Britannica School, and here is the Cite feature
in History Reference Center. You click on the Cite button
here on the right-hand side. And then we have all of these
citations in different formats that you would just copy and paste,
and there’s your citation. One final thing.
I am going to go back to the result list. And I want to show
you an HTML full-text. So I’m going to take a look at
this Shooting the Moon. And this one is HTML full-text.
You can see that by the icon on the left, which was also
displayed in the result list. And, as we scroll down,
here is the HTML full-text. And it’s just the
text of the article. There aren’t any images,
but you get all the words. You can also listen to the article
with this Listen feature here. And, in some cases, you can translate
the article into another language. It is a machine translation, so it’s not,
you know, a perfect translation done by a native speaker, but you get
an idea of what the article is about. And again, all of the articles here,
you have these same share features of Google Classroom, Google Drive, the
citation feature and also the permalink. So we’ve done some
searching in encyclopedias. We’ve done some, you know, searching
through magazines and journals. And now I want to take
a look at some primary sources. So going back to the BadgerLink page,
I’m going to go up to the top here. And Access NewspaperARCHIVE
is our resource for historic newspapers – one of them.
And it has historic newspapers dating back to the 1700s and certainly has great
coverage of the moon landing in 1969. So I’m going to go into
Access NewspaperARCHIVE. And here we are on the Access
NewspaperARCHIVE home page. And from here,
we have a search box at the top where you could just
type in your keywords. In the middle here, we have a search –
first name, last name. The last name is required, but you
do not have to put in the first name. So we could put in Buzz Aldrin or
something and see what comes up. We can also browse by location.
So we can see what newspapers are available for Wisconsin or any other state
and a few other countries as well. But what I actually want to do
is to [inaudible] search. So I’m going to go to Search –
and this is the Advanced Search page. And I’m going to do
a search for “moon.” And then I want to do
dates between – Between Dates. So they’ll all be 1969.
[laughs] And then I’ll select July.
And from my research, I learned that the Apollo 11 launched on July 15th and
landed on July 24th back on Earth. And then I really only
want to see front pages. So I don’t want to see all of the interior
pages where “moon” showed up. I only want front-page articles.
And then, I’ll do my search. And we got
about 1,200 results. From here, we could narrow the
results to a specific location. So I’ll do United States. And I’d like
to see what we have for Wisconsin. And we have 40 from Wisconsin,
so I’ll select Wisconsin and then submit. So these are all of the articles from that
date range – July 16th to July 24th, 1969 – in Wisconsin that have the
word “moon” on the front page. So I’m going to go in here to
the Manitowoc Herald Times. And here is the home page. And then this is just a message saying
that starting October 1st, we’ll only have the JPEG view, which is perfectly fine
because you have all of the functionality with the JPEG view that you have
with the PDF view, plus a few more. So here we see the articles
with the word “moon” in them. And so this was the one
I was looking for – the astronauts prepare
for lunar orbit. So this is the article that is exactly
the sort of thing I was looking for. If I wanted to download the
entire page of this newspaper, you can click on the envelope
and then save as a PDF. You can also email it to you –
to yourself, or you can save the entire page as an image.
But I’ll just select PDF. And then it downloads in
my browser, and here is the PDF. So there it is.
That’s the entire page. If you only wanted this particular
article, you can also clip. So to clip, in the menu, you select the
scissors, and then you can either place points, or you can select – use the
rectangle tool and do the whole box. For this one, I think I actually
do want to do the points because this article is
kind of strangely shaped. So you can just click down the points
that you want. And here is that article. Now, in Access NewspaperARCHIVE,
to clip an article, you do have to add these tags. There is a feature where
you log in – you can create folders, and that’s what this is for.
But since we’re not logged in, we don’t really need to
worry about folders. And so you can just select whatever
so that you can clip the article. So I went ahead and clipped,
and now I can download. And it just downloads
again to your browser. And here – [chuckles] –
as it opens, here is the clipping of my moon article
I was looking for. So there’s a lot of things that –
a lot of history resources that you can use in BadgerLink.
I just did a quick demo of three of our resources that are
very highly used for history. For history, we have Access
NewspaperARCHIVE for historic newspapers. We have Britannica School,
which is encyclopedias. And then we have History Reference
Center, which has lots of stuff. It has magazines, journals,
and all that goodness. So that is the end of our
class on history resources. Do we have any questions? Okay. Elizabeth is indicating that
we don’t have any questions. I want to thank everybody
for their patience as we had some technical
difficulties in the beginning. I’m going to stop sharing
and stop the recording now.

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