Searching the Internet. . . . from a librarian’s point of view. Beverly D. Hills, MSLS Tidewater Community College - Summer 2003. Library or Internet?. The contents of a library have been selected, cataloged, indexed, and organized to facilitate the retrieval of information by library users.
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. . . from a librarian’s point of view.
Beverly D. Hills, MSLS
Tidewater Community College - Summer 2003
A “home” on the World Wide Web made up “linked” computer files called web pages.
URL (uniform resource locator)
Describes the location and access method of a resource on the web. A URL is for the web what a street address is for a house. For example: http://www.tcc.edu/lrc/index.htm
A program which acts as an index for the Internet.
Web sites already found and organized by subjects into a convenient directory. More like a card catalog. (Yahoo)
Starting points for web activities including searching, e-mail, chats, etc. (TCC’s libraries, America Online, etc.)
The word(s) you would expect to find in your results. You can combine keywords to narrow or broaden a search. Try to use a variety of distinct words.
AND, OR, NOT used to combine keywords for searching.
NEAR (words close to each other), SAME (words in same field),
ADJ (words adjacent), FBY (word followed by another)
The Learning Resources Centers
website offers databases and web sites
selected to meet students’ needs.
Your most valuable resource is your librarian. Tidewater Community College - Summer 2003