Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Front Page and other ways to see information..

Trove isn’t just a search engine. People are also using the Trove API to create useful tools and resources which sort through Trove’s huge database to provide us with new visualisations and representations of the information and imagery collected within Trove. The Front Page lets you explore changes in the design and function of newspapers – the big stories haven’t

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Finding Information Online at Home for School Assignments

The internet contains trillions of pages of information which often makes finding relevant and reliable information online difficult.  The following are both reputable and easily navigable internet research tools. World Book Web (online encyclopaedia) http://www.worldbookonline.com (Faith has a Remote ID, ask library staff for the access details) Education Network of Australia http://www.edna.edu.au Search by either key words or key learning

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NEW BOOKS

Faith Library has recently added new war themed titles by acclaimed author Michael MORPURGO to the catalogue. Amongst many amazing books for children and young adults, Morpurgo is also the author of ‘War Horse’ – which was adapted  as a 2011 British film directed by Steven Spielberg. Here’s what Morpurgo has to say on the theme of WAR:  

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ThinkMap Visual Thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus is “an interactive tool that allows you to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display. Word maps let you search for just the right word and then explore related concepts, revealing the way words and meanings relate to each other. It’s a word-lover’s delight, with more than 145,000 words and 115,000 meanings organized in

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Wordsift – word cloud generator

Wordsift is a useful tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide or copy and paste. This tool was originally generated by Standford University to aid teachers managing the demands of vocabulary and academic language in their text materials. The clouds create graphic representations that can help you to see and think in new ways about the words within your source text

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