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  1. 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. 2. Answering questions from the reference desk <ul><li>Find the answer quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Use reliable sources </li></ul><ul><li>Show patrons sources they can use on their own </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why use online sources? <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Easily accessible </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reference <ul><li>Internet Movie Database </li></ul><ul><li>Database of movies with detailed information including actors, release dates, quotes, and trivia. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reader’s Advisory <ul><li>What’s Next- Books in Series </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Search for a series by author’s name, book title, or series title. </li></ul><ul><li>Lists series in order with a printable view. </li></ul><ul><li>Readalikes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Photos <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Online photo album- upload, organize, and share photos </li></ul><ul><li>Piknik </li></ul><ul><li>Photo editing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Books <ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual bookshelf- track what you’ve read, what you’d like to read, and connect with other readers </li></ul><ul><li>International Children’s Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Digital library of children’s books from all over the world </li></ul>
  8. 8. Images <ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><ul><li>Photos and clip art </li></ul><ul><li>Obey copyright- use the advanced image search option to filter by usage rights </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Content to share and rework </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Explore-Find CC licensed works </li></ul>
  9. 9. Research & Students <ul><li>Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 free resources for writers, including style guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research & Students <ul><li>CIA World Factbook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research & Students <ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes full text scholarly literature </li></ul><ul><li>Google Books </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes books, sometimes given preview or full text </li></ul>
  12. 12. Business <ul><li>Manta </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to the ReferenceUSA database </li></ul><ul><li>Company profiles and information from around the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Social network for business people </li></ul>
  13. 13. Job Searching <ul><li>Ask a Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Blog with questions and answers about job searching, interviews, managing, and working </li></ul>
  14. 14. Relocating <ul><li>Zillow </li></ul><ul><li>Information on 100 million homes in the U.S. including homes for sale and home values. </li></ul><ul><li>City Data </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics about U.S. cities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teaching <ul><li>ABC Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Free printable units, worksheets, and more </li></ul><ul><li>School Express </li></ul><ul><li>Free printable worksheets and games </li></ul>
  16. 16. Home Improvement <ul><li>Home Depot </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Lowe’s </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions and videos on how to do home improvement projects </li></ul>
  17. 17. Cooking <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Instructables </li></ul><ul><li>Really interesting site with instructions for DIY projects. Includes recipes. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Gardening <ul><li>Dave’s Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and advice on outdoor gardening, flowers, and plants </li></ul><ul><li>Lancaster County Extension Office </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Information about gardening, plants, insects, and more in Lancaster County. </li></ul>
  19. 19. People Search <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Computers <ul><li>Microsoft Office Training </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials for using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>W3 Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials for learning web development languages </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions? Comments? [email_address]