Internet Searching: Tips and Techniques Vicki F. Croft, Head Health Sciences Library Objectives To help you search the Internet more efficiently and effectively
Tips and Techniques
Vicki F. Croft, Head
Health Sciences Library
Remember: No single search engine can capture all the information. More information is not always better.
An excellent, annotated, up-to-date web site of free internet resources, arranged by category. Includes hints on searching, and evaluation of web sites.
UK-based, from BIOME, a free internet service that provides access to Internet resources in health and life sciences. Linked sites have
been selected and evaluated by experts.
Includes a nice tutorial.
Provides links to general reference, quick answers. Ready Reference section has good links to almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, acronyms, etc. Useful if you don’t know the URL.
Includes over 800 million images. Can limit by size, format, color, domain
Images, video, and audio searching
Contains references with abstracts to articles in over 4,300 biomedical journals published internationally and covering all aspects of medicine. Includes indexing to more than 80 veterinary journals. Updated daily. Contains links to some free online journals. Some references go back to the 1950’s.
For a list of veterinary journals indexed in PubMed, go to: http://www.systems.wsu.edu/bin/libdocs/periodicals/VetJournalsPubMed.pdf
A Web-based learning program that shows how to search PubMed
Helpful hints for searching for veterinary topics in PubMed
A handy chart of tags and field qualifiers.
Contains approximately 3 million citations in agriculture and related topics from 1970 to present. It is maintained by the U.S. National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland. Best for food production animals, animal husbandry and feeding, as well as other aspects of agriculture.
Free automated link Software: www.linklint.org
A book about using the Internet and search engines, the basic principles of internet searching, with examples.
Handout for a class on teaching users other ways to search beyond Google.
Search engine news; search links by subject; provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.
Includes search engine directories, comparisons, news about search engines, etc.
The presenter gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the following:
Erica van der Westhuizen, University of Pretoria
Sarah McCord, Washington State University
Joyce Franke, Washington State University
Susanne Whitaker, Cornell University
Greg Youngen, University of Illinois
Lenny Rhine, University of Florida
LEEP Program: University of Illinois (UIUC) Graduate School of Library Science