Welcome to TETC Fall 2001 Creating an Online Reference Page Creating an Online Reference Page A Librarian’s View of the Internet Provides massive quantities of data Requires extensive screening to cull needed information Concerns about reliability, authority, and authenticity
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Creating an Online
Despite the associated management
issues, the Internet is a vital and
exciting ADDITION to the resources
of a modern (“21st Century”) library.
1. Know what resource to use and when
a particular resource would be advantageous.
2. Subscribe to TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library
To have access to premium resources that would
otherwise be very costly.
3. Know the capabilities and advantages of different
search engines and use those which are most
appropriate for your information needs.
A premium database is an online service
which provides access to a database upon
payment of a subscription fee.
Ex. Proquest, Electric Library, OED.
These are excellent information services, though online versions
may not always have full-text and graphics comparable to the
This premium database provides FREE ONLINE ACCESS
to Tennessee schools and libraries. This service, supported
by state and federal funds, is administered by the Tennessee
State Library and Archives.
Register at the following address:
Remember . . .
All Search Engines are NOT created equal !!
Though some resources, such as Yahoo and
Magellan are directories rather than actual
Search Engines, they will be examined with the
Search Engines as they are used in a similar manner.
Google! And Raging Search
Yahoo and Yahooligans (Yahoo for Kids!)
Ask Jeeves and AltaVista
Pictures and Sounds:
Guides for Further Study:
The Scout Toolkit
How to Search the Web
Sink or Swim: Internet Search Tools & Techniques
Mining Company’s Web Search Guide
Power Searching for Anyone
The Spider’s Apprentice
Search Engine Showdown
Guide your students to the most effective
information sites and search engines by creating
your own web site with links to the sites you
want them to access and set it as the default home
page on your browser.
For example: Talbott Virtual Library
B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper