Library Assignment

Step 3

Student name


Name of the person you are researching


Take your corrected copy of Step 2 with you to the library. Test the terms you listed at the bottom of the first page of Step 2 (and any your teacher has suggested) by doing a "word search" for them in Griffin on the computer terminals. Don't be afraid of Griffin; it's very easy to use. Just follow the directions displayed on the computer screen. In the blank called "Subject(s)" copy the subject terms which Griffin displays. These can be very valuable in finding other related books. Get in the habit at looking at this "Subject(s) " field when you search. Do not list books in languages you do not read, and nothing written before 1950. Do not use poetry or fiction about your person. If your person is a writer, try reading the introductions to his or her works.

Using Griffin, identify three books about your topic. Fill out the forms for each one from the Griffin screen.

1 Author


Title


City

Publisher

Date

 


 

Subject(s) from Griffin screen:



Call Number


 

2 Author


Title


City

Publisher

Date

 


 

Subject(s) from Griffin screen:



Call Number


 

3 Author


Title


City

Publisher

Date

 


 

Subject(s) from Griffin screen:



Call Number


 

Now go get the books but do not check them out. Sit down with them in the library and examine them for a few minutes to determine which of them is likely to be most useful. Leave the others to be reshelved and check out only the most useful one. Which one was it?

(   1    2    3   ) Circle the most useful one and explain why.



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