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  24/7 A Library Research Guide and Webletter

ABOUT 24/7

The purpose of 24/7 is to support and complement class assignments and personal interests that require research in using an academic library and academic resources on the web. Here you will find search strategies, research tips, and effective techniques for researching like a pro with links to the best the Oakton Library and the web have to offer.

Every effort is made to keep 24/7 timely, accurate and pertinent. This is accomplished by applying the criteria for evaluating information recommended by the American Library Association and included in their Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

It is hoped that you enjoy 24/7 and find it useful...it's designed with you in mind. Spread the word about 24/7...tell a friend!

Interested in knowing more about the word 24/7? Check out it's history and meaning in The Chicago Tribune.

Special thanks to...
Sandra Wittman, Professor Emeritus of Library Services and web expert extraordinaire,
for her enthusiasm, collaborative spirit in the development of 24/7 and, mostly, for her sense of humor.

Margo Anargyros, computer savvy student and teacher, for her knowledge, expertise, persistence and patience in taking 24/7 to the Fall 2001 finish line.

Jessica Lee, Information Technology Specialist, Oakton Community College, for her superb skills in helping to redesign and re-engineer 24/7 for the 2002, 2003 and 2004 academic years.

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