The Kaplan Library

Today, I am having one of MSMC’s librarians from The Kaplan Family Library visit both of my technology classes, which is located in Newburgh, NY. She shared about where certain things are located within the library and what sources are available online for students.

The librarian also talked about the various databases and how they work. One database for students to use is Proquest Computing, so they can search for the latest scholarly journals articles. One of the library’s new databases is called Policy Map. This mapping database can be used to find stats for county, state, or national level on almost any topic, which is great for research projects.

Each student is to write a research paper and create a PowerPoint on a technology topic, which can relate to their major. At the end of the semester, the students will present their findings and share what they discovered about today’s digital technology.


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