web searching

A Sweet Way to Search the Web: A Search Engine for Students (Online)

Register here The economy has been hit hard and schools are feeling it – some states are not funding databases any longer – but don’t fear – one Website curated the best of the Web for educators, and it’s free to use! Shannon Miller, librarian at Van Meter Schools in Iowa, and Mark Moran, Founder …

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Ten Tips for Web Searching and Finding (Online)

Register Internet searching is easy to do; actually finding the right information for you and your library user is harder. One problem is that even experienced library reference staff can treat online searching as a superficial tactic. Learn some practical tips that can improve the quantity, quality, and focus of your internet search results. Kit …

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Government Resources on the Web and Beyond (Live Online – PLAN)

This is a two-part class administered over two consecutive days; class will be two hours each day. The US Government is a major internet content provider. In this class, participants will learn where to find which types of information, some of which are publications, databases and statistics that are only found online. Register at PLAN’s …

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Open Access Scholarly Publications: An Overview – ONLINE – SWFLN

Open access resources create access points for scholarly articles and other research materials offered free online. Some scholarly resources that have traditionally been available as published print scholarly journals are now available online for free! The success of the World Wide Web as a low cost way for scholars to share their work has also …

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The Year in Web Searching (PLAN) Cancelled

Google introduces Google Instant, adds search options, and emphasizes personalization. Microsoft launches Bing which now powers Yahoo. Cuil is dead, and Blekko launches with new slashtag searching. Every year, the search engines introduce new products, redesign their interfaces, change ranking algorithms, add or remove search features, and change supplementary databases. Keeping up with all the …

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