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  • Ready Reference Online

    1. 1. Online Ready Reference Jennifer Gregor May 9 th , 2008
    2. 2. What is Ready Reference? <ul><li>Quick, factual questions </li></ul><ul><li>Do people still need it? </li></ul><ul><li>Ready reference collection </li></ul><ul><li>Online ready reference </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why online? <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reusable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have to sift </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have to evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can skip the library </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Google and Wikipedia <ul><li>Useful tools </li></ul><ul><li>Not a ready reference collection </li></ul>
    5. 5. Hands on! <ul><li>Here are some sites to try </li></ul><ul><li>http://onlinereadyreference.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the wiki link to see the sites or go to http://del.icio.us/onlinerr </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sifting through cyberspace <ul><li>Finding, evaluating and keeping track of reliable online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tblc.org/newsletters/April2008/tech.shtml </li></ul>
    7. 7. Quick evaluation tips <ul><li>Look at the URL </li></ul><ul><li>Do a quick scan </li></ul><ul><li>Find out who and when </li></ul><ul><li>Read a paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Verify and cross-reference </li></ul>
    8. 8. Online Ready Reference Jennifer Gregor May 9 th , 2008

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