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  1. 1. 11/29/09 www.libraryweb.org This the the library’s web site. How many of you are familiar with this page? Have you used it before? The library’s web address is www.libraryweb.org. You can type that into the address bar of your web browser to get here. I will show you another way to get here later, in case you lose the address. Before we look at our library, let’s look at another one that is out there. We can use the Google search Internet public library box to find the Internet Public Library. www.ipl.org The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a learning project for library school students and a volunteer opportunity for library professionals. One of its purposes is to identify and organize high quality web sites for the public. The categories are displayed on the left side. People can also ask questions online. The first section we will look at is the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII). This used to be a competing project, but has now merged with the Internet Public Library. www.lii.org The LII also identifies and organizes high quality web resources. We can search this site for trusted information Stem
cells
 on stem cells by typing “Stem cells” in the search box. 1
  2. 2. 11/29/09 As you can see, we have 20 results, with a brief description of each one. The first one looks rather technical. You will be able to explore these more later. Right now we will look to see what else we can find with IPL. Another section of the IPL we can look at is the Health subject collection. We will click on the “Health” link. This brings up a number of sub- headings. We will click on the “Health & Medical Sciences News” link. 2
  3. 3. 11/29/09 In this category are many resources, with a brief description for each one. Scroll
down
 Let’s scroll down the list. Many of these resources cover medical research, and could have good information on stem cells. The one we will look at today is SciCentral. Let’s click on the link. We can type “stem cells” in the search box. Often when web sites incorporate a Google search box, the search is limited to the particular site, rather than searching the entire web. Our library web site’s Google box searches the web. Let’s see what this one turns up. 3
  4. 4. 11/29/09 Even though it says SciCentral at the top, these are the results of a full web search. The first box is ads, which are not considered trusted sites, of course. Wikipedia, the next one, is also not considered a trusted source of information because many of their pages are open to be edited by anyone, including any of you. The two links at the bottom of this screen are from the U.S. government’s National Institute of Health, and are good sources of information. What we can learn from this is that even though some experts at the IPL considered SciCentral a good source, it can still be used to get to questionable information. Now let’s go back to our library’s site. www.google.com If you don’t remember the library’s web address, you can go to Google, which is easy to remember: google.com, then type “rochester public library” in the search box. I didn’t use capital letters because I am lazy. It won’t matter in this case. You can either press the “enter” key or click on the “Google Search” button. This brings up many results, including Rochester, Minnesota. Let’s scroll down the page a bit. Scroll
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  5. 5. 11/29/09 Here we see the link for the Monroe County (NY) Library System. Notice that the green type under the link is the library’s web address. Some of the links above have different addresses, which is why I scrolled past them. If we click on the link, it will take us back the the library’s home page. www.libraryweb.org The library’s home page has a number of tools that you can use for searching, and also contains a wealth of information under the different links and buttons. You can see that you can check your library account, search the catalog, in English and Spanish, and also search online bookseller Amazon or use Google to search the web as we saw earlier. We will look at the “Magazines & Databases” link. These are resources the library makes available to users through the web. You Scroll
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 can access these in any Monroe County library branch, or anywhere in the world that you can get Internet access. Let’s scroll down the page to find the first resource I want to show you. 5
  6. 6. 11/29/09 Let’s look at the Health & Wellness Resource Center. Click on the link. If you try to do this from a computer outside of the library, you will need to use your library card number and last name to log in. Note that the login is library card number, comma, last name, with no spaces. We can find trusted information on stem cell research here by typing “stem cell research” into the search box and clicking the “Search” button. See the Stem
cell
research
 little check box for Full text articles? Let’s look at what happens when we leave it unchecked. 6
  7. 7. 11/29/09 You can see that there are 4585 magazine and journal articles and 5086 news articles on our topic, along with a handful of videos, pamphlets, books & fact sheets. There is a small icon that looks like a sheet of paper next to each result in this screen shot. That means you can read those articles online. If that icon was not there, the link would give you information about the article, which you could take to a library to look for a print copy of it. I would recommend calling first and asking if we have it. Now let’s look at the results if we had checked the Full text box. Now there’s only 3058 magazine and journal articles, and 5031 news items. However, all these results are available online. You could read them on screen or print them out to read them. Now let’s go back to the Magazines & Databases page. Another resource we have is CLIC-on- Health. This is a project of libraries, health organizations and educational institutions in the greater Monroe County area. It is designed specifically to be a source of high-quality health information for people of this area. Let’s look at it. 7
  8. 8. 11/29/09 As with the other site, we can search for “Stem cell research.” Stem
cell
research
 This gives us 79 results, all from the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institute of Health. It is a good source for trusted information. 4
groups: 
 1.  IPL
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Librarians’
Internet
Index
 2.  IPL
–
SciCentral
 3.  Health
&
Wellness
Resource
Center
 4.  CLIC‐on‐Health
 Explore
your
resource.
Is
it
easy
to
use?

 Do
you
find
good
or
useful
information?

 Do
you
find
anything
particularly
interesting?

 We
will
share
our
findings
before
we
go.
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