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How to Identify Fake News in 10 Steps

Fake news is a problem. Information illiteracy is an even bigger problem. A Stanford University study released last November found that most students could not identify fake news because they lacked basic information literacy skills. The good news? We are finally having a national conversation on the importance of teaching information literacy, which teachers and librarians have been talking about for years.

Unfortunately, a recent ProQuest survey found that only 25% of librarians thought their library adequately supported information literacy instruction. Thankfully, there are information literacy resources available on the web. Damon Brown’s TED-ED video “How to Choose Your News” offers a quick, student-friendly introduction to information and media literacy. ProQuest’s editable guided research worksheet “How to Identify Fake News in 10 Steps” helps students become skeptical news consumers.

Want more resources? See eLibrary’s new comprehensive Research Topic on Fake News.

ProQuest Guided Research products equip students to learn information literacy skills. Free trials are available.

Training for Your ProQuest Resources

Libraries see surge in e-book demandDon’t forget that ProQuest provides free training.  Our Training and Consulting Partners team is available at any time to meet with you via a privately scheduled webinar.  Just email us to make an inquiry.  We also provide regularly scheduled public webinars.  You can contact our team to discuss your questions about ProQuest resources, and we are also happy to focus privately scheduled sessions on topic areas of particular interest to you. 

This is just one of the many benefits you derive from licensure to your ProQuest resources!

 

A Fresh Crop of ProQuest Research Topics

We’ve had a downright tropical environment in Louisville this summer, giving us the ideal conditions for growing Research Topic pages! There are 80 new pages since the end of last school year, covering topics like the Juno and Galileo missions to Jupiter, America’s role in World War I, the Brexit, and of course, Pokémon GO.

Research Topics are a great tool for student research, offering a wealth of editorially-curated articles, pictures, video, and websites to supplement study units throughout the year. With 11,000 Research Topics, chances are we have what you need!

Click on the video below to learn the different ways to discover the Research Topic you’re looking for:

 

Zika Virus Resources in ProQuest

Zika virus is an example of a vital current issue that is important for students to understand in our global society. Point your students to reliable, age-appropriate ProQuest resources to help them stay informed and critically think about global issues.

The Zika virus disease, according to the CDC, is caused by a Zika virus that is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Zika was first discovered in 1947 and named after the Zika forest in Uganda. In 1952, the first human cases were detected and outbreaks occurred in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization issued an alert regarding a reported case of the Zika virus in Brazil and on February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency of international concern.

There are 346 cases of Zika in the continental United States in people who had contracted the disease outside of the country. On April 11, 2016, public health officials used strong language to describe the Zika virus. Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, “Most of what we’ve learned is not reassuring….Everything we look at with this virus seems to be scarier that we initially thought.” Due to the outbreak threat in the United States, the Obama administration has lobbied Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the virus.

ProQuest offers comprehensive coverage of the Zika virus for students in elementary, middle, high school, and advanced grade levels:

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eLibrary‘s editorially-created Research Topic frames the issue and helps students understand the Zika virus from all angles. The results list offers comprehensive coverage from such sources such as Nation’s Health, Life Science Weekly and includes scholarly journals like the American Journal of Public Health.

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Zika Virus Research Topic via eLibrary

ProQuest Central

Thousands of results in ProQuest Central provide in-depth coverage including peer-reviewed articles.

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SIRS Discoverer

Editor-selected articles on issues like the Zika Virus are covered in SIRS Discoverer‘s Current Events feature and appropriate for the elementary to middle school grade levels.

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Current Events Feature on SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Issues Researcher

Editors select comprehensive content on the Leading Issues of today in SIRS Issues Researcher that include updated articles, websites, and graphics that frame every issue.

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Zika Virus Article on SIRS Issues Researcher

ProQuest editors work daily to curate relevant resources for your students. If you have any feedback or requests, let us know by contacting us or tweeting #ProQuest. If you don’t already have these resources, set up a trial.

Benefits of eLibrary and eLibrary Curriculum Edition

Research Topics eLibrary 2015Aside from the fact that ProQuest eLibrary and ProQuest eLibrary Curriculum Edition offer over 109 million documents, all in full-text, and 8 different media types, there are a number of other exceptional values associated with eLibrary. One of these is the growing and diverse collection of Research Topics pages. These pages are topical compilations of some of eLibrary’s “best of” content on major areas of study. You can find items for use in any research project from biographies to tablet computers, history to major social issues, or science to health. Research Topics even bring together key information and material found in eLibrary supporting Common Core ELA standards. There are currently over 10,000 of these unique pages in eLibrary, and growing.

Come and learn all about eLibrary’s Research Topics pages — or any other of our expansive ProQuest resources. You may request a privately arranged training with any member of our Training and Consulting Partners team. To get started, just email us at training@proquest.com . We’ll respond back to you and work to get everything arranged!

If one of our public webinars are a better fit to meet your needs, visit us at www.proquest.com/go/webinars.

June Feature Webinar — eLibrary Curriculum Edition

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eLibrary’s been around for a while.

But, do you really know eLibrary?  What about the “Curriculum Edition” of eLibrary?

If things seem a little fuzzy, that’s OK! Come and join the Training and Consulting Partners at ProQuest for a refresher on eLibrary Curriculum Edition. It’s our feature webinar for June. You can register for eLibrary Curriculum Edition by going to our K-12 webinars page, or directly by clicking the links below:

eLibrary Curriculum Edition  June 10th

eLibrary Curriculum Edition  June 17th

If the posted times just don’t fit your schedule, contact our team at training@proquest.com to arrange a privately scheduled class. We’ll see you soon in class!

Do You Know eLibrary BookCarts?

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ProQuest eLibrary Bookcarts

Well, if you have eLibrary, and you’re not sure what a BookCart is or does, that’s OK. We’re here to show you all about this exceptional inquiry-based research tool that’s fully customizable for the lessons you teach your students, in every subject!

Join the Training and Consulting Partners to learn about eLibrary BookCarts. You can arrange a direct meeting with us at no cost by sending us your request at training@proquest.com. Or, you can select a class from one of our monthly public webinars found at www.proquestk12.com/go/trainingsignup. We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Sample Bookcarts Available in eLibrary

The one-of-a-kind BookCart functionality found in eLibrary allows librarians and educators to build persistent links to pre-selected content, creating reading lists, subject and topic pages, standards-linked lessons and activities, community interest pages, and even pre- or post-assessments.

In an effort to convey the value of the BookCart tool, a few dozen sample BookCarts have been made available to customers who have not already created or imported BookCarts into their account. Look for the BookCart link in your eLibrary navigation bar to find them.

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The sample Book Carts were created by ProQuest editors and align to common subjects and courses in K12 education. For more about the power of eLibrary BookCarts, watch this brief 2 minute video overview.

Updated eLibrary Title Lists Available

eLibProQuest released updated title lists for its popular eLibrary product line!

Title lists for all editions of eLibrary have recently been updated and released for distribution from our ProQuestk12.com web site.

Follow the links below to get your .xls version of the product title list to which your institution subscribes:

All the title lists, besides eLibrary Australasia, eLibrary Science and eLibrary Elementary, include a complete list of the almost 10,000 editor-created and curated Research Topics pages, a feature unique to eLibrary among aggregated database products.

Curriculum Edition title lists include periodical and special collections titles for ProQuest Learning Literature and History Study Center.

All title lists include information about whether the titles are current feeds, the date of the earliest publication in the product for the title as well as the date of the most recent publication (i.e. the coverage dates).

New title lists are distributed for eLibrary about every two months.

ProQuest Learning Literature Offers Citation Generator

Users of ProQuest Learning Literature (PQLL)–a comprehensive reference resource including 3,000+ author biographies; dozens of searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and reference sources–now have the ability to generate citations within the product for individual documents. There are three citation formats available: APA, MLA and Turabian.

The citation generator tool can be found at the top of the document display in the box that says Cite Article. Subscribers to eLibrary Curriculum Edition, of which PQLL is a component, also get the benefit of the citation generator.

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