OLLI Workshop I iconn.org

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OLLI Workshop I iconn.org

  1. 1. Library at your Fingertips Session I Exploring iconn.org Presenter: Shelley Roseman Reference Librarians: Janet Swift and Sheila Lafferty March 20, 2009 1
  2. 2. TODAY’S AGENDA TODAY’S AGENDA… -- INTRODUCING: -- EXPLORE ITS DATABASES -- HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITY 2
  3. 3. Internet Trends •184 Million U.S. adults are online from their homes, offices, schools or other locations (2008) • users are online approximately 14 hours per week http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/SeniorStats/2008/20081118-SenCitPopulationMayBe.htm •Americans age 55+ go online daily to send e-mail, research hobbies and stay in touch with their family and friends •older Americans feel that access to the Internet has improved their lives; with 90 percent saying it has made life quot;easier.quot; http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2004/feb04/02-16seniorspoll.mspx 3
  4. 4. What is www.iconn.org • A “virtual library” that offers thousands of free online resources to CT residents • A gateway to view the holdings, policies, and addresses of all CT libraries. A joint project of the CT State Library and the Dept. of Higher Education. The project is administered by the CT State Library. 4
  5. 5. Who can use iCONN? You can! • From your personal computer in CT • Without any sign-in (in CT) • From any public library, public, and private school in CT 5
  6. 6. What does iCONN have that you can’t find on Google? •Free resources from private databases •Access to copyrighted material that can’t be found through search engines •Private Web: Restricted to specific users iCONN exposes material From the… “The Invisible Web” 6
  7. 7. iCONN Main Page Enter your library card # or sign in as a GUEST or click TRY THIS!
  8. 8. iConn Toolbar KEYWORD reQUEST E-JOURNAL PATRON MENU What CT What are Is a certain Are there library owns the library magazine articles a certain hours on…? online? book/video? today? 8
  9. 9. From the Patron Menu {
  10. 10. Finding Library Home Pages Library Home Pages
  11. 11. Library Home Pages
  12. 12. Finding Books 12
  13. 13. ReQuest Menu Search terms Search options x herman melville Number of titles available { Books by and about …
  14. 14. Available Books title, author, etc. Specify Some your zip libraries code and offer the find the option to nearest “request library this item” Library Listing
  15. 15. Interlibrary Loan { Fill out form
  16. 16. Finding Articles 16
  17. 17. Searching Type in your search search term(s) reiki 17
  18. 18. Database Results History & Science-related Newspapers 18
  19. 19. Options to Citation print, email, s Click here for ave, etc. full text 19
  20. 20. More Options to Explore
  21. 21. Select iConn Resources Biographical/Primary sources History References Genealogy Master Index Health & Science Medline Consumer Health Info CT Physicians Profiles Business & Company Info. LegalTrac Online Books (E-Reference) Student/Children’s sources 21
  22. 22. Specialized Sources includes articles from some 875 titles law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals Draws from biographical dictionaries and who's whos, and subject encyclopedias. 22
  23. 23. More Specialized Sources Connecticut Resources E-Reference Books 23
  24. 24. Information Overload? http://www.rkrk.net.au/images/thumb/3/35/Information_overload.jpg/300px-Information_overload.jpg 24
  25. 25. Thank you! Shelley.roseman@uconn.edu 203. 236.9908 25

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