Books ~ Ebrary
• Ebarary Exercise: Search for “communication”.
How many results do you get? Narrow your
results by checking the box next to
“Interpersonal Communication.” Click on the
book Say It Right the First Time. Browse the
Table of Contents
• Gale Virtual Reference Collection Exercise:
Search for “Steve Yzerman”. Click on Yzerman’s
name to see the article. What year was he
EbscoHost Exercise: Click on EbscoHost
databases. Search for “global warming”. Narrow
your results by clicking on “Periodicals” on the
left. Narrow them again by clicking on “Energy
Conservation” on the left. Choose one article
from your results. From the icons on the right
choose the one for “Cite this Article” to get the
proper APA formation (hint: mouse over the
icons to see what each one is).
ProQuest Exercise: Click on the
“Publications” tab at the top of the site.
Enter “Detroit News” as search terms.
Click on the result for the The Detroit
News and search within the publication for
“automobile industry” and browse the
Dictionaries: Oxford Reference Online;
Encyclopedias: Britannica Online;
Almanacs: InfoPlease Almanac;
Directories: ReferenceUSA ~
ReferenceUSA Exercise: Search U.S. Businesses. Type
“Microsoft” for company, “Redmond” for City, and choose
Washington for the state. Click on the link of the search
result and look over what information you can get from
corporate profiles here.
* Resume and Job Links * Employment
Projections *Occupational Outlook
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Evaluating Web Resources
* Question Authority, who wrote the content?
* Question Accuracy, can you back up in
other sources? * Question Relevancy, is it
up to date?
Web Evaluation Checklist in PDF form is available at UC