Course Outline Using the Internet @ the Reference Desk

Review Evaluation Criteria for Web Resources

  • Where to find background and creation information on web site
  • Scope of sources & credentials
  • Currency of information

Boolean Logic

Reference Interviews

  • they are even more important when seeking information & answers on the Internet

Approaching New Resources

Technical Tips and Hints

Site Maps

Search Engines & Indexes – a sampling

  • categories, indices & all-in-one

Exploring Reference Sites

Dictionaries

Glossaries

Statistics

The Internet Public Library

  • What does it offer Librarians and Patrons

History Sites – National & Local

Keeping Up with changes

Other resources to examine