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  • 1. Business Information Module 2: Seeking for business information – Web-based information resources Part A : Getting started International Summer School on Information Literacy, funded by CEI, 10-14 September 2007, Fermo, Italy Sabina Cisek, PhD Associate Professor Institute of Information and Library Science Jagiellonian University , Krak o w, Poland [email_address] , [email_address]
  • 2. Getting started
    • Web searching tips
    • General Internet resources
    • Business information „starting points”
    • Business dictionaries, encyclopedias, glossaries
  • 3. Web searching tips
    • Do not rely on a single source
      • You need to cross-check information
      • What if it would be out of service?
    • There are millions of search engines and other search services – global and local, general-purpose and specialized – not only Google 
    • Do not believe in everything – evaluate information and Websites
    • Use searching functionalities – advanced search, Boolean connectors, help, operators (+, -, define), phrase searching, etc.
    • Discussion: How to decide whether a website contains reliable information? Criteria for information evaluation?
  • 4. General Internet resources and services (I) – may be useful for business information
    • General-purpose, global in scope, search engines/services
      • AltaVista http:// www.altavista.com /
      • AlltheWeb http:// www.alltheweb.com /
      • Dogpile http:// www.dogpile.com /
      • Google http:// www.google.com /
      • Mamma http:// www.mamma.com /
      • MSN.com http:// www.msn.com /
      • Yahoo http:// www.yahoo.com /
      • and many, many more …
  • 5. General Internet resources and services – … (II)
    • Quality-controlled subject/information gateways
      • Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web http://www.digital-librarian.com /
      • Intute http:// www.intute.ac.uk /
      • Librarians’ Internet Index http:// lii.org /
      • RefDesk http:// www.refdesk.com /
      • The WWW Virtual Library http:// vlib.org /
  • 6. General Internet resources and services – … (III)
    • Deep Web / Invisible Web search tools
      • CompletePlanet http:// aip.completeplanet.com /
      • Deep Web Research [weblog] http:// www.deepwebresearch.info /
      • The SearchSystems.net Public Records Directory http:// www.searchsystems.net /
    • Scholarly search services
      • Google Scholar http:// scholar.google.com /
      • INFOMINE http:// infomine.ucr.edu /
  • 7. Open Access full texts – archives, digital collections, full-text databases, e-journals, repositories …
    • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals http:// www.doaj.org /
    • Fulltext Sources Online http://www.fso-online.com/home_login.cfm?sid=39968158
    • LookSmarts’ Find Articles http://findarticles.com/p/articles/tn_bus
    • Oaister: http:// www.oaister.org /
    • OpenDOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories http:// www.opendoar.org / index.html
  • 8. Business information „starting points” – specialized search engines, subject gateways and Web directories – business, economics, management (I)
    • AllBuziness: http:// www.allbuziness.com /
    • BRINT the World's No. 1 Resource for Business Technology Management and Knowledge Management: http:// www.brint.com /
    • Business.com: http:// www.business.com /
  • 9. Business information „starting points” – … (II)
    • CEOExpress: http:// www.ceoexpress.com/default.asp
    • European business directory: http:// www.bizeurope.com /
    • globalEDGE: http:// globaledge.msu.edu /
    • Inomics® EconDirectory: http:// www.inomics.com/cgi/econdir
  • 10. Business information „starting points” – … (III)
    • Intute: Social Sciences : http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/business/
    • Krislyn’s Strictly Business Site: http://www.strictlybusinesssites.com/
    • RBA Business Information on the Internet: http:// www.rba.co.uk /sources/
    • The WWW Virtual Library – Business and Economics: http:// vlib.org/BusinessEconomics
  • 11. Business dictionaries, encyclopedias, glossaries
    • Finding dictionaries, encyclopedias, glossaries:
      • EuroTermBank http://www.eurotermbank.com/Default.aspx
      • Glossarist – Business http://www.glossarist.com/glossaries/business/
      • OneLook Dictionary Search http://www.onelook.com/
    • About.com: Economics http://economics.about.com/
    • About.com: Business and Finance http://about.com/money/
    • Answers.com – Business http://www.answers.com/main/business.jsp
    • globalEdge – Glossary http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourceDesk/glossary.asp
    • Assignment: Using business information „starting points” find two more dictionaries/glossaries. Work in pairs.