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#5 SEARCHING THE WEB
Determine if your instructor wants you to include Internet resources. Learn how to use search engines and subject directories to locate authoritative materials on the web. Books, periodicals and webliographies can also help to find appropriate sources on the Internet. Develop your search skills and practice often!

Web sites
Behind The Scenes: What's It All About?

What Kind of Information Can Be Found On the Web?

How To Choose A Search Engine or Web Directory

Searching The Web

Note
Many of the links in the above tutorial apply to the University of Illinois Library, Urbana-Champaign. Take what you need and apply the same information and suggestions to navigating in the Oakton Library.


Selected Books In The Oakton Library
Academic Research on The Internet
Call Number: REF ZA4201.A216 (DP)
Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines
Call Number: ZA 4226.H3 (DP)

Great Scouts! Cyberguides for Subject Searching on The Web
Call Number: ZA4201.P38
(DP)
Internet Power Searching:The Advanced Manual
Call Number: ZA4201.B69 (RHC)

Using the Internet, Online Services & CD-ROM's for Writing Research and Term Papers
Call Number: LB1047.3.U75 (DP)
Search Engines for the World Wide Web
Call Number: TK5105.882 M39 (DP)

Periodicals
Many general computer magazines have information about web search strategies, tips and techniques. Check the subject "Computers & Computer Science" in the
periodicals subscription list or use an online periodical index like Periodicals Abstracts to search for articles in magazines, journals and newspapers. Full text articles can be sent to your e-mail account.

Webliographies
Internet Resources
monthly list of evaluated web sites from College & Research Libraries News

Selected Internet Resources
evaluated list of web sites from the librarians at the Chicago Public Library
WebWatch
monthly list of evaluated web sites from Library Journal
Note
A webliography is a list of web sites about a particular subject and are often written by experts in the field. A webliography will often evaluate, describe and annotate web sites and prove valuable for your research.

Tip
You probably know alot about the web already;there's definitely no lack of information about this subject! Look around you and notice the webliographies in your favorite magazines and web addresses mentioned on your favorite television and radio programs. Be sure to attend some of the Library's G
o Digital! workshops this semester.

Remember
If you want to search like a pro, take the time to practice! Here are some web sites that can help.

Finding Information on The Internet
tutorial from the Library, University of California, Berkeley

Search The Internet
links to search engines, subject directories, internet tutorials and internet reference center from the Library, University at Albany

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