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Let the mouse do the research

  1. 1. Reliability Test
  2. 2. Resources1. Executive2. Legislative3. Judiciary
  3. 3. • usa.gov• By state http://www.state.*.us (* 2-letter abbreviation of the state, i.e. California – http://www.state.ca.us)
  4. 4. • GOOGLE: Guides to using Google most efficiently:• http://www.blueroom.com/google/
  5. 5. http://www.blueroom.com/google
  6. 6. Google for Power Searchers:http://www.accrediteddldegrees.com/2008/google -for-librarians-50-tips-tools-and-resources-for- power-searching/
  7. 7. • GOOGLE: Guides to using Google most efficiently:• http://www.blueroom.com/google/
  8. 8. University of Colorado at Boulder
  9. 9. Internet Public Library through the University of Michiganwww.ipl.org
  10. 10. Librarians Index to the Internet: www.lii.org has a search engine, categories and a featured site.
  11. 11. Infomine tries to categorize the best of the Web by Library of Congress Subject Headings: http://infomine.ucr.edu
  12. 12. Here are some subject headings for English Language
  13. 13. Here are some free English Languagedictionaries identified through Infomine
  14. 14. Here is a listing of free reference sites chosen by experts at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html
  15. 15. Thomas Jefferson Information CenterTo assist Filipinos in understanding the UnitedStates by providing information and materialswhich focus on: Policies Practices History Culture
  16. 16. Reference Service performed by TJIC librarians to meet the information needs of patrons (in person, by telephone, fax, email), including but not limited to answering substantive questions, instructing users in the selection and use of appropriate tools and techniques for finding information, directing users to library resources, assisting in the evaluation of information, and referring to resources outside the library when appropriate.** Reitz, Joan m. Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science. sl: Libraries Unlimited. November 2007. Online:http://lu.com/odlis/odlis_r.cfm. Retrieved December 15, 2009.
  17. 17. Service Hours The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridaysexcept on American and Philippine Holidays Admission is by appointment
  18. 18. Contact Information:Phone: 301-2000 x 2553Fax: 301-2470E-mail: mnltjic@state.gov
  19. 19. Collection66 - Online Databases  E-Library USA  ProQuest  Lexis/ Nexis3000+ volumes - Books40 titles - Print Periodicals
  20. 20. provides access to 20 databasesto users of Thomas JeffersonInformation Center (TJIC). Theseresources cover topics rangingfrom current events andbusiness news to science andthe arts.
  21. 21. Who can use eLibraryUSA?eLibraryUSA is available to allmembers of the InformationResource Centers and AmericanCorners.
  22. 22. How to get an individual accountto eLibraryUSA?Individual accounts can be requested atTJIC. To register, contact a TJIC staff formore information. You must be anindividual who is member of the IRC toget an individual account. Institutionsand non-members of IRCs cannotrequest individual accounts toeLibraryUSA.
  23. 23. Can individual account be sharedwith friends? No, eLibraryUSA, is for personal use only. Friends who are interested in accessing eLibraryUSA should be directed to TJIC.
  24. 24. How to get help when havingtrouble accessing a resource ineLibraryUSA? Contact aTJIC staff or email mnltjic@state.gov.
  25. 25. What is Primo?Primo is a search engine that allowsusers to search a number of databases atthe same time. You can search Primousing the search box underneath theeLibraryUSA logo. You must be loggedinto your individual account or using apublicly-accessible computer in an IRC orAC to access articles in the searchresults.
  26. 26. Searching in Prim
  27. 27. What resources can be searchedthrough Primo? You can use the Primo search box to search across InfoUSA, Academic and General OneFile, Business Source Premier, Project Gutenberg, Hathi Trust, and Public Library of Science.
  28. 28. Resources Beyond Google are excerpts from:• Steve Perry. “FREE QUALITY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS, ACADEMICS AND LIFELONG LEARNERS” (PPTX). Washingtn D.C.
  29. 29. Comments?

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