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Best Bet Internet: Reference and Research When You Don't Have Time to Mess Around

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Best Bet Internet: Reference and Research When You Don't Have Time to Mess Around

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This month's column features books for educators, parents, and librarians who want to learn more about how to use the Internet and World Wide Web. Busy librarians need to find things quickly, parents want to keep their children safe, and educators want to be effective users of the technology in their classrooms. Here are some titles that address these issues.

Best Bet Internet: Reference and Research When You Don't Have Time to Mess Around,

by Shirley Duglin Kennedy. Chicago, IL: American Library Association,1998. (http://www.ala.org/editions).194 pp. ISBN: 0-8389-0712-1. Softcover, $35.00.

All of us have experienced frustration at some point in locating that one piece of information on the Web. Even using search engines doesn't always guarantee an easy time of it. Busy librarians want to find out how to be more effective searchers. This guide by an experienced journalist/librarian will help you get started learning about all the possibilities for using the Internet in Reference.

In 12 chapters, the material is organized by the type of resource and includes the following topics: indexes, subject trees, and resource catalogs; virtual libraries and newsrooms; major Web search engines; all-in-one pages; e-mail databases; mailing lists and newsgroups; Gopher; Telnet; and finding help and software. …

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