Database Challenge – Play to Win – Challenge #1


gaimancarpetquoteThe Virtual Library would like you have some fun with learning about the Library’s databases, so we devised a simple database challenge with a weekly prize!

For the next ten weeks, the Virtual Library will be posting a weekly challenge each Saturday at 8 a.m. to test your knowledge of the Library’s online databases. There will be one weekly question involving how would you help students or teachers find the information they need using the library databases.

All LVCCLD Library staff who provide a verifiable answer (the answer may be available in more than one database) will be entered into the weekly drawing for a terrific prize selected from the Virtual Library’s swag stash.

Here’s how to play:

  1. Go to Virtual Library Notes (also available on Voyager) every Saturday after 8 a.m.
  2. You have till the following Friday at 4 p.m. to submit your answer.
  3. Read the challenge question and find the answer in a Library database noting the steps you did to find the answer.
  4. eMail your answer to ask@lvccld.org listing the database you used and the steps used in the database to locate the information.

Here’s an example:
A middle school student is looking for a biographical profile with a picture of the author, Theodor Geisel.
Answer: Database – Biography in Context using basic search on the name Theodor Geisel

Here’s the first challenge:

Week 1 Challenge

An eighth grade student is looking for a biographical profile on the holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel. Which database did you use and how  did you find the information?

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One thought on “Database Challenge – Play to Win – Challenge #1

  1. An eighth grade student is looking for a biographical profile on the holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel. Which database did you use and how did you find the information?

    Biography in Context, Last Name, First Name

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