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  • 1. Find It on the Web Free online resources to use in the library Presentation by Bethany Grabow NLA/NEMA Annual Conference October 6, 2011
  • 2. Answering questions from the reference desk
    • Find the answer quickly
    • Use reliable sources
    • Show patrons sources they can use on their own
  • 3. Why use online sources?
    • Cost
    • Ease of use
    • Easily accessible
  • 4. Reference
    • Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com
    • Database of movies with detailed information including actors, release dates, quotes, and trivia.
  • 5. Reader’s Advisory
    • What’s Next- Books in Series
    • http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp
    • Search for a series by author’s name, book title, or series title.
    • Lists series in order with a printable view.
    • Readalikes
    • http://publiclibrary.cc/readalikes/readalikes.htm
  • 6. Photos
    • Flickr http://www.flickr.com
    • Online photo album- upload, organize, and share photos
    • Piknik http://www.picnik.com
    • Photo editing
  • 7. Books
    • Library Thing http://www.librarything.com
    • Virtual bookshelf- track what you’ve read, what you’d like to read, and connect with other readers
    • International Children’s Digital Library
    • http://www.childrenslibrary.org
    • Digital library of children’s books from all over the world
  • 8. Images
    • Google Images http://images.google.com
    • Photos and clip art
    • Obey copyright- use the advanced image search option to filter by usage rights
    • Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org
    • Content to share and rework
    • Click on Explore-Find CC licensed works
  • 9. Research & Students
    • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    • http://owl.english.purdue.edu
    • Over 200 free resources for writers, including style guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style
  • 10. Research & Students
    • CIA World Factbook
    • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
    • U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world
  • 11. Research & Students
    • Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com
    • Indexes full text scholarly literature
    • Google Books http://books.google.com
    • Indexes books, sometimes given preview or full text
  • 12. Business
    • Manta http://www.manta.com
    • Similar to the ReferenceUSA database
    • Company profiles and information from around the U.S.
    • LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com
    • Social network for business people
  • 13. Job Searching
    • Ask a Manager http://www.askamanager.org
    • Blog with questions and answers about job searching, interviews, managing, and working
  • 14. Relocating
    • Zillow http://www.zillow.com
    • Information on 100 million homes in the U.S. including homes for sale and home values.
    • City Data http://www.city-data.com
    • Statistics about U.S. cities
  • 15. Teaching
    • ABC Teach http://www.abcteach.com
    • Free printable units, worksheets, and more
    • School Express http://www.schoolexpress.com
    • Free printable worksheets and games
  • 16. Home Improvement
    • Home Depot
    • http://www6.homedepot.com/how-to/index.html
    • Lowe’s
    • http://www.lowes.com/cd_How+To+Library_615580068_
    • Instructions and videos on how to do home improvement projects
  • 17. Cooking
    • Food.com http://www.food.com
    • Recipe search engine
    • Instructables http://www.instructables.com
    • Really interesting site with instructions for DIY projects. Includes recipes.
  • 18. Gardening
    • Dave’s Garden http://www.davesgarden.com
    • Tips and advice on outdoor gardening, flowers, and plants
    • Lancaster County Extension Office
    • http://lancaster.unl.edu/
    • Information about gardening, plants, insects, and more in Lancaster County.
  • 19. People Search
    • www.dexknows.com
    • www.whitepages.com
    • www.switchboard.com
  • 20. Computers
    • Microsoft Office Training
    • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx
    • Tutorials for using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • W3 Schools http://www.w3schools.com
    • Tutorials for learning web development languages
  • 21. Questions? Comments? [email_address]

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