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Searching for George Washington

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This podcast is part of the series: Using the AVL


Tamara Sanders


Lakewood Elementary School, Phenix City Public Schools/ Alabama Virtual Library


Elementary students are often overwhelmed by the amount of information available in AVL databases.  Search techniques, however, make research much easier.  In this video tutorial, a Boolean search in the Biography Reference Bank helps students find relevant information on President George Washington. Use this video tutorial in the classroom to demonstrate the use of a Boolean search.

Length: 1:37

Content Areas: Information Literacy

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

IL (K-12)
1. The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
  • Recognizes the need for information.
  • Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making.
  • Formulates questions based on information needs.
  • Identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
  • Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.


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