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  • Do a sample search: medicine wheels Check out the "Search within this book" feature and click on the links under "Buy this Book" to go straight to an online bookstore where you can purchase it. If the book was scanned from a library, you can also click on the library link to find a local library that has the book. Google Scholar: Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. Google Print finds pretty much any kind of book you can imagine: fiction, non-fiction, reference, scholarly, textbooks, children's books, scientific, medical, professional, educational, and other books of all kinds. As we add books from our library partners, our book selection will continue to increase, and you'll also be able to find out-of-print, rare, and public domain books. You cannot see the entire book, just certain parts of it.
  • After discussing advanced search tools – you can push them exercise 2 – give them about 20 minutes to work on and then share results.
  • No matter how good you are at searching- there are valuable resources on the web that search engines will not find for you. You can get to them if you know the actual URL but typically a search will not yield this information. Typical examples: databases of articles, data, statistics, government documents. The “invisible” refers to “invisible to search engines.” Various estimates put the size of the Invisible web at from two to five hundred times the content of the visible web! Why are sites invisible? The search engine doesn’t know about the page – hasn’t been submitted or the bot hasn’t found it Content changes so often that search engines have decided to not index it Search engine is asked to NOT index site The search engine cannot find non-HTML content (this is becoming less-rare.) The search engine cannot locate the page to index them because it encounters a request for a password or authorization. Site to show: Search: Legal and Criminal Information/ subcat: Documents and Records The idea here is that this information would probably not come up with a traditional search tool. Open WorldCat is a good example of information that “used” to be invisible but is becoming less-so. Can anyone come up with any other examples of information that used to be harder to access but not today? More examples of other search tools for searching the Invisible Web on the handout.
  • Rs detective afpl

    1. 1. The Resource Sharing Detective
    2. 2. Why Isn’t it on WorldCat?!? • Materials that could be included on WorldCat, but many libraries choose not to-• A/V Materials • Archival materials • Materials that libraries do not wish to lend • Local historical materials • Bookmobile collections • e-Journals 2
    3. 3. Libraries Have No Obligation to Add… • Rental collections • Reserve materials • Classified materials (corporate libraries) • Government Documents! • Web pages/”ephemeral” electronic resources Guidelines for Contributing to WorldCat » default.htm 3
    4. 4. Tools to help
    5. 5. Google Books & Google Scholar • – Search the full text of books – Also has magazine content! –Life Magazine and many others in full text • – More scholarly books and articles – Includes “Find in a Library” 5
    6. 6. Google— Helpful Advanced Search Features • Search for specific formats (i.e. .doc, .ppt, .xls, etc) • Search within specific domains (i.e. .edu or .org) • Search within specific years • Search by language or country • Search by parts of the page 6
    7. 7. Phrase Searching • Very helpful when seeking an article or book title • Done either by “putting quotes” around the phrase or using phrase option in advanced web search • Probably the most helpful web searching technique for finding unique items 7
    8. 8. Invisible vs. Deep Web • What is it? – Valuable resources that may be “hidden” – “invisible web”-content that isn’t indexed, example: a sound file where information resides. – “deep web”-embedded dynamic content (ex: government database) – invisible.html Visible vs. invisible content 8
    9. 9. Government Information • Government Information Portals • Google US Government Search • Specialized search engines 9
    10. 10. • Directory of U.S. Government Information • Searchable • Links to web resources and full text documents • • Another portal site for U.S. Government Information 10
    11. 11. Catalog of U.S. Government Publications • • Historical and current publications • Direct links to full text when available • “More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making the CGP the central point for locating new and historical Government publications.” 11
    12. 12. Government InformationSpecialized Search Sites • • Science and Technology Resources • “Provides the scientist, engineer, and science aware citizen with easy access to key government web sites” 12
    13. 13. A Sampling of Government Information Portals • United States Department of Energy, OPENNET • • United States Environmental Protection Agency • • United States Department of Transportation • 13
    14. 14. Technical/Government Reports • University of Maryland Virtual Technical Reports Center •
    15. 15. Newspapers • Pitfalls • Title changes • Strange citations • Bad citations • Interpreting holdings • Limited indexing 15
    16. 16. Sample Newspaper Citation— Title Changes for the “Atlanta Newspaper” • Other Titles: Atlanta constitution (Atlanta, Ga. : 1881); Issues for Sunday and Monday June 4, 1950-Sept. 12, 1976 published as:; Atlanta journal and the Atlanta constitution; Issues for Saturday Sept. 18, 1976-May 26, 1979 and for Sun. Sept. 19, 1976-Feb. 5, 1979 published as:; Atlanta journal and the Atlanta Constitution; Issues for Saturday June 2, 1979-Aug. 9, 1997 and for Sun. Feb. 12, 1978-Aug. 10, 1997 published as:; Atlanta journal the Atlanta constitution; Issues for Saturday and Sunday Aug. 16, 1997-Nov. 4, 2001 published as:; Atlanta journal-constitution; Issues for Saturday Aug. 16, 1997-Nov. 3, 2001 published as:; Atlanta journal-constitution Saturday; Issues for Sunday Aug. 17, 1997-Nov. 4, 2001 published as:; Atlanta journal-constitution Sunday; Atlanta journalconstitution; <May 25, 2000->Earlier Title: Daily constitution (Atlanta, Ga.); (DLC)sn 83016861; (OCoLC)10177773 Later Title: Atlanta journal (Atlanta, Ga. : 1889); (DLC)sn 82015426; (OCoLC)08807964; Atlanta journal-constitution (Atlanta, Ga. : 2001); 1539-7459; (DLC)sn2002058112; (OCoLC)48488341 16
    17. 17. Newspapers— What’s Helpful? • Local resources (library catalogs, locally available indexing) • Archival holdings at the newspaper’s web page (Searchable, but full article=$$$) • Newspaper Databases (Lexis-Nexis, Newspaper Source, many others) 17
    18. 18. Newspaper Pages • • • • Example—Typical news sites-AJC ($) Search news “Archives” in Google United States Newspaper Program • Lists NEH funded newspaper projects (with access info) from around the country! These feed into: • Chronicling America (growing rapidly!) • 18
    19. 19. Archival Materials • Pitfalls: • Lots of uncataloged material • Fragile material or strange formats • Libraries and archives are not able to lend most archival materials, however… 19
    20. 20. Archival Materials • Where is the material? • Web, databases • Online finding aids 20
    21. 21. An Online Archives Tour • The Library of Congress, American Memory • • The University of North Carolina, Documenting the American South • • CONTENTdm—More libraries &archives digitize their collections! • 21
    22. 22. Periodical Articles, Science & Medical Citations Pitfalls: • Complex titles with abbreviations • Limited indexing of varied quality • Limited availability • Expensive resources 22
    23. 23. Other Periodical Helpers • Full text databases • Indexing locators (Ulrich’s, PubList) • Publisher web pages ($$$) • Open access resources • Google magazines 23
    24. 24. Directory of Open Access Journals (and Books <new>) • DOAJ • • DOAB • • Open Access to traditional medical journals at PubMed Central •
    25. 25. Interlibrary Loan: Strategies for Getting It! • A/V Materials • ALA Interlibrary Loan request forms • Blank Workforms (WCRS) • Commercial Document Suppliers • The Library of Congress • Tips and tricks/Discussion 25
    26. 26. AV Materials • Lloyd’s List of Free LVIS AV Lenders: • 26
    27. 27. ALA Forms • Request Materials “offline” • Useful for request uncataloged materials • Useful request from libraries or other institutions who do not use OCLC WCRS • Printable form • Available at: • Section=Home&template=/ContentManagement/ContentD isplay.cfm&ContentID=31579 27
    28. 28. Blank Workform (in WCRS) • May be used to request material that is not in WorldCat • Keeps the request in the system! • Flexible (Copy or Loan) • Also: Guidelines for the Interlibrary Loan of Rare and Unique Materials: • 28
    29. 29. Commercial Document Suppliers • There are many out there • Some are listed on OCLC (have a symbol) • Commonly used: • The British Library Document Supply Centre • Infotrieve • Center for Research Libraries 29
    30. 30. The Library of Congress? • Yes! Under certain circumstances, the Library of Congress will lend to you! • “The Library of Congress serves as a source for material not available through local, state or regional libraries” • • Enter “DLC” five times 30
    31. 31. International Borrowing • Source clarification for foreign language materials? Ulrich’s • IFLA-Guidelines for international borrowing and lending • • IFLA Vouchers 31
    32. 32. Don’t be Shy! • The resource sharing community wants to help • Ask questions—pick up the phone/send an e-mail • Establish local partnerships (nearby libraries) • Utilize online help at other libraries • ILL Listservs—e-mail citation questions! 32
    33. 33. Know Your Local Partners • Form relationships with other libraries in your community (city, county, state) • Communicate and share • Know your unique resources, and share when possible! 33
    34. 34. Helpful e-mail lists • ILL-L • • LIBREF • • Project Wombat (Formerly Stumpers-L) • 34
    35. 35. Helpful Print Resources • • • • • • • • Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature Book Review Index/Digest Local Newspaper Indexes (yours and others) Humanities Index Social Sciences Index Ulrich’s Suggestions? Maintain a list of your “gems” 35
    36. 36. Thank You for Attending! Questions? Russell Palmer 1.800.999.8558