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Student Research Center: Biography Search

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June Chandler and Selena Skipper


Cullman County Schools/ Alabama Virtual Library


Using the Student Research Center Database, the student searches for biographical information on a physicist to complete a classroom assignment. The podcast shows how to email an article.

Length: 5.00

Content Areas: 21st Century Information Skills

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.
    IL (K-12)
    6. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
  • Assesses the quality of the process and products of personal information seeking
  • Devises strategies for revising, improving and up-dating self-generated knowledge.
    IL (K-12)
    8. The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
  • Respects the principles of intellectual freedom.
  • Respects intellectual property rights.
  • Uses information technology responsibly.


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