ERIC Number: ED419540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Best Bet Internet: Reference and Research When You Don't Have Time To Mess Around.
Kennedy, Shirley Duglin
While the Internet has been called the world's library for its mass of information, its maze makes quick and easy results elusive. This book acts as a guide to quality research and reference sites on the Internet, compiling and profiling more than 500 ready-for-reference sites. The book also examines the best subject directories; offers tips on various search engines; suggests when to use such tools as "gophers,""veronica," and "jughead"; explains how e-mail discussion lists and newsgroups can aid in reference; discusses virtual libraries and newsgroups; and evaluates and categorizes each site. Tips and tricks are offered on strategies designed to help librarians satisfy their users on the spot, while they wait. Appendixes include chapter-by-chapter sites and Universal Resource Locations (URLs), Web Page checklists; information on citing electronic resources; a glossary of Internet search terms; a bibliography; and an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software, Electronic Mail, Information Networks, Information Sources, Information Technology, Internet, Online Searching, Reference Materials, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.