“I Can” Statements for Libraries
1.I can use the online catalog to do the following:
·Title search
·Author search
·Subject search
·Keyword search
·Find the lexile level of a book
·Access copy categories to find a book list
2.I can find a fiction or non-fiction book in the library:
·Locate the book in the online catalog
·Locate the call number in the book’s record
·Find the book on the library shelf from the call number
3.I can access information from a non-fiction book by using the following:
·Glossary
·Index
·Illustrations
·Table of contents
·Type face (headings, titles, italics/bold, etc.)
·Topic sentences
4.I can find information in print and online reference materials including the following:
·Encyclopedias
·Almanacs
·Dictionary
·Thesaurus
·Subject reference works
·Atlas
5.I can search effectively using Google:
·Determine key search terms and synonyms for those terms
·Use phrases
·Use quotation marks
·Use site:
6.I can evaluate websites by examining the following components of a site:
·Currency
·Reliability
·Authority
·Purpose
7.I can find information in databases:
·World Book Encyclopedia and World Book web
·Culturegrams
·SIRS Researcher
·SIRS Discoverer
·EBSCO
8.I can synthesize information in the following ways:
·Summarize
·Paraphrase
·Use direct quotes correctly
·Use information to support original commentary and innovative thinking
·I can use primary sources to support my ideas
9.I can present information using multi-media
·I can cite sources using electronic helps (one way):
·Word 2007
·Son of Citation man
·Nin
·Blogs
·Message boards
·E-mail
·Websites and wikis
·Charts and graphs
·Videos
·Podcasts
·Posters
·Online posters (Glogster, etc.)
·Digital story
·Slide show
·Comic strip
·Interview
·Speech
10.I can evaluate my work in the following ways:
·Product—number of sources, quality of work, original thinking, etc.
·Process—use of time, working with others, following directions
11. I can identify primary and secondary sources and tell why they are important
12. I can distinguish between fact and opinion