ERIC Number: ED422904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Uncle Sam's Net of Knowledge for Schools.
Kelly, Melody Specht
This book is a comprehensive guide to help school librarians and teachers find and make the best use of government information the new electronic environment. The first chapter "Internet Basics and Federal Information on the Web: An Introduction" shows how to get started by discussing Internet basics, document formats commonly used by federal agencies, and the basics of using the Government Information Locator Service (GILS). Chapter Two "The Government Printing Office and Federal Clearinghouses on the Net" shows how to use the catalogs, indexes, and navigational services provided by the Government Printing Office (GPO), the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The next three chapters "Recommended Federal Periodicals on the Net and in Print for Elementary to High School,""Recommended Federal Reference Resources in Print, on CD-ROM, and on the Net, for Elementary to High School," and "Recommended Federal Internet Resources to Support the School Curriculum" recommend specific print, CD-ROM, and Internet federal agency resources to support the K-12 curriculum. Three appendices list the Web addresses for the Federal Depository Library Program Gateway Libraries, Federal Depository Library Home Pages, and Web sites sponsored by other agencies that make finding federal agency Internet sites easier. A fourth appendix is a review of the literature on pilot projects to connect schools to the Internet. Contains indexes. (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Indexes, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Sources, Internet, Nonprint Media, Online Catalogs, Online Searching, Optical Data Disks, Printed Materials
Neal-Schumann Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick St., New York, NY 10013; phone: 212-925-8650; fax: 800-584-2414; http://www.neal-schuman.com ($39.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
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