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  1. Internet resources & microsoft word Roberto Gallardo & Jamie Varner, Mississippi State University Extension Service Jennifer Nabzdyk, Mississippi Library Commission November 26, 2012

  2. Workshop outline • Internet Resources • Online Services • Online Datasets • Search Engines • Word Basics • Word – Resume Building

  3. Internet resources – online services • USA.GOV • Serves as a one-stop shop for government websites and services • Provides list to government agency websites • Provides list of online services • IRS – Tax Forms • National Center for Education Statistics • Search for schools, colleges, and libraries • MS.GOV • Serves as a one-stop shop for government websites and services • Provides list of online services

  4. Internet resources – online services

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  8. Internet resources – online datasets • CENSUS.GOV – U.S Census Bureau: Demographic and economic data for the nation, states, counties, census tracts, block groups, etc. • QuickFacts(State Facts for Students) • County Business Patterns • Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates • BEA.GOV – Bureau of Economic Analysis: Access economic data for nation, states, and counties • Customized Fact Sheets • County Health Rankings: Access health-related data for states and counties • SRDC Community Profiles

  9. Internet resources – online datasets • EXERCISE – Find the following for Hinds County • Total population • Race breakdown • Child poverty rate • Median household income • Paid employees • Per capita personal income • Health outcomes state ranking

  10. Internet resources – search engines • Specialized websites that can help you find what you’re looking for on the world wide web • Google • Bing • Yahoo • Identical objective (search the web) – different approach (search algorithms) resulting in more relevant results • Search tips • Judging online information • Use bookmarks (favorites) • Computer bookmarks (browser) • Cloud-based bookmarks Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

  11. Internet resources – search results

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  17. Internet resources – search tips • Safe Search • Word definitions • define:word • Numeric ranges • 1950…1960 • Phone numbers • phonebook:555-555-5555 • Excluding words • florida vacation –disney • Exact phrase – use quotes • “Mississippi Library Commission” • Results by document type • filetype:ppt

  18. Internet resources – search tips • Results by site • site:nytimes.com • Search related words • ~college (higher education, university) • Specific words in the title • intitle:workshop • Search by author • author:jennifer • Google scholar • Google calculator (6+6) • More resources Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

  19. Internet resources – search tips • EXERCISE – Find the article with the following information criteria using Google operators or advanced search • NY Times article • College or related • Specifically test scores (not SATs) • Written between 2008 & 2010 Source: Hack College

  20. Internet resources – judging information • Top-level domain • .gov; .org; .edu • About us section • Information current or outdated • Overall “looks” • Use your browsing experience • ALWAYS conduct additional research on the topic or website to double check • Use snopes.com; trusted source for verifying internet rumors Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

  21. Internet resources – judging information • EXERCISE – Judge the following website to find out if the information is reliable • www.dhmo.org Source: Goodwill Community Foundation