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    • Library at your Fingertips Session I Exploring iconn.org Presenter: Shelley Roseman Reference Librarians: Janet Swift and Sheila Lafferty March 20, 2009 1
    • TODAY’S AGENDA TODAY’S AGENDA… -- INTRODUCING: -- EXPLORE ITS DATABASES -- HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITY 2
    • Internet Trends •184 Million U.S. adults are online from their homes, offices, schools or other locations (2008) • users are online approximately 14 hours per week http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/SeniorStats/2008/20081118-SenCitPopulationMayBe.htm •Americans age 55+ go online daily to send e-mail, research hobbies and stay in touch with their family and friends •older Americans feel that access to the Internet has improved their lives; with 90 percent saying it has made life quot;easier.quot; http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2004/feb04/02-16seniorspoll.mspx 3
    • What is www.iconn.org • A “virtual library” that offers thousands of free online resources to CT residents • A gateway to view the holdings, policies, and addresses of all CT libraries. A joint project of the CT State Library and the Dept. of Higher Education. The project is administered by the CT State Library. 4
    • Who can use iCONN? You can! • From your personal computer in CT • Without any sign-in (in CT) • From any public library, public, and private school in CT 5
    • What does iCONN have that you can’t find on Google? •Free resources from private databases •Access to copyrighted material that can’t be found through search engines •Private Web: Restricted to specific users iCONN exposes material From the… “The Invisible Web” 6
    • iCONN Main Page Enter your library card # or sign in as a GUEST or click TRY THIS!
    • iConn Toolbar KEYWORD reQUEST E-JOURNAL PATRON MENU What CT What are Is a certain Are there library owns the library magazine articles a certain hours on…? online? book/video? today? 8
    • From the Patron Menu {
    • Finding Library Home Pages Library Home Pages
    • Library Home Pages
    • Finding Books 12
    • ReQuest Menu Search terms Search options x herman melville Number of titles available { Books by and about …
    • Available Books title, author, etc. Specify Some your zip libraries code and offer the find the option to nearest “request library this item” Library Listing
    • Interlibrary Loan { Fill out form
    • Finding Articles 16
    • Searching Type in your search search term(s) reiki 17
    • Database Results History & Science-related Newspapers 18
    • Options to Citation print, email, s Click here for ave, etc. full text 19
    • More Options to Explore
    • Select iConn Resources Biographical/Primary sources History References Genealogy Master Index Health & Science Medline Consumer Health Info CT Physicians Profiles Business & Company Info. LegalTrac Online Books (E-Reference) Student/Children’s sources 21
    • Specialized Sources includes articles from some 875 titles law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals Draws from biographical dictionaries and who's whos, and subject encyclopedias. 22
    • More Specialized Sources Connecticut Resources E-Reference Books 23
    • Information Overload? http://www.rkrk.net.au/images/thumb/3/35/Information_overload.jpg/300px-Information_overload.jpg 24
    • Thank you! Shelley.roseman@uconn.edu 203. 236.9908 25