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TVMS Library: Country Research

Library resources, project guides, and more.

Country Research

Help!

HELP!! Working from home?   Click here for usernames & passwords for the library resources.  (You'll need to access the document through your tvsd.info account)

Country Research Web Links

Big Idea

Essential Question: How does a researcher select which information sources to use?  How does a researcher evaluate those sources for reliability?

You will be expanding your knowledge of the world by learning about another country.  We will use the 5 themes of Geography as our guide for taking notes.  You are to gather information from the various resources in the library (books, research apps, web links).

Remember as you research:

  • How is the resource (book, app, or site) organized?
  • Does the resource include a list of contents?  An index?
  • What key terms are associated with the info I'm looking for?

Creating a Google Site

Creating a Google Site

Organizing and Adding Content

CultureGrams Database

username:  Twin1!

password: Valley1!

World Book Student

World Book Kids

Gale--Infobits

Kids InfoBits

Search multiple formats: encyclopedia articles, newspapers, magazines, and more.

CIA World Factbook

Get A Book

To request books to be delivered:

1) Click the link above and click "Log In"

  • username = your email address, without the @tvsd.info (example, 28jsmith)
  • password = your 6-digit ID number

2) Find a book you'd like to request (be sure to click on it to view the book details)

3) Click "Hold"  (You'll see a message saying to pick it up.  Disregard this--we will deliver it!)
CLICK HERE for a video that shows you how to do this!

A couple of notes on requesting books:

  • Books will be delivered to your LA teacher.  (Livestreaming students' books will be placed on the shelves outside the office)
  • You may request a maximum of 2 books at a time
  • Book returns are made the same way as in the past--drop it in the book return slot in the library.