ERIC Number: ED355963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA Curriculum Guide.
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
This curriculum guide was prepared as a tool for teaching students the purpose and function of the ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA database in the total concept of information literacy. The database on compact laser disc contains information about the holdings of hundreds of school, public, academic, and special use libraries. The database can be searched at the local level using a microcomputer and two laser disc readers, by title, author, subject, location, type of material, publication date, key word, or a combination of these reference points. Students must learn to analyze their information needs and to evaluate the information source itself. The guide encourages integration of database use into the total curriculum. There are 16 lesson plans, each with the lesson objective, the expected level of student achievement, activities that must be performed by the media specialist and the student, resources needed to teach the lesson, and an evaluation process. The lessons include knowledge of computer hardware and software, as well as how to use the system. Six handouts and a 46-item glossary are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Curriculum Guides, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy, Information Needs, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Library Cooperation, Media Specialists, Online Catalogs, Online Searching, Optical Data Disks, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Search Strategies, Special Libraries, State Programs, Union Catalogs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania