Points of View and Omnifile

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This activity introduces students to the concept of pre-research (establishing background information on a topic before getting into the databases) and to basic database navigation.

Time Required

  • The worksheet will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • The video will take four minutes to watch.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will understand the importance of gathering background information on a research topic.
  • Students will learn a strategy for identifying keywords.
  • Students will be familiar with basic database navigation.

Materials Needed

  • You will need paper for printing the worksheet.


  • Students download and print the Points of View keyword worksheet. Alternatively, worksheets could be distributed in class.
  • Follow the directions on the keyword worksheet.
  • After completing the worksheet, students watch a four minute video explaining how the keyword worksheet integrates into a database search.




Updated 2010

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