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  1. 1. Introducing Library Resources (for Project Yi Jin Students) Lingnan University Library Oct 2007
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Digital Library Resources </li></ul><ul><li>WebPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Find News Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Web Information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Digital Library Resources <ul><li>Library Homepage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Lectures & Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lingnan Digital Archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Resources </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Find News Stories </li></ul><ul><li>WiseNews – provides full-text electronic newspaper clippings of Chinese and English newspapers from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Resources: http:// /links/pages/News/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google News Archive Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>香港政府新聞網 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNN Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Search for Web Information <ul><li>Can I trust the contents? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the author/publisher? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information accurate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How current is the information ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there references to other sources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the intended audience? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Web Search (1) <ul><li>Subject Directories </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Internet Resources , Librarian’s Index to the Internet , etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you have a broad topic or idea to research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to see a list of sites on your topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to avoid viewing low-content document that often turn up on search engines. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Web Search (2) <ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Google , Clusty , etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you have a narrow or specific topic or idea to research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you are looking for a specific site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to find new release web sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to search for particular types of documents, file types, source locations, languages, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you want to take advantage of newer retrieval technologies link ranking, ranking by popularity and so on. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Subject Directories <ul><li>Internet Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /sir/ </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians' Index to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  9. 9. Search Engines <ul><li>Search Engines: </li></ul><ul><li>Clusty – http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Google -- http:// / </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google Search Tips (1) <ul><li>Exact phrase : “ “ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. “ this was their finest hour” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Definitions: define: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. define: cepa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excluded words: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Paris –France </li></ul></ul><ul><li>File types: filetype: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. cepa filetype:ppt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Site Specific: site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. constitutional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. constitutional development </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Google Search Tips (2) <ul><li>Translation: fy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. fy 黃山 ,fy intricate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Western-Chinese Calendar Converter: gl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. gl 1997/7/1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conversions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. 32c in f </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. 50$ in pound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. 39cm in foot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math answers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. 4*99 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More tips … </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  12. 12. Want to know more about web searching? <ul><li>Search Engine Watch </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>SearchEngineLowDown </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q & A Thank You