A Class on the Net for Librarians with Little or No Net Experience

LESSON 30: SEARCHING IN "NEAT STUFF": LIBRARY CORNER

"Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind."

-- Marsten Bates, 1967


"Neat Stuff"

For those of you who expected to find this lesson full of off-beat "neat stuff" -- like the College Entrance Exam: Football Player's Version and the Confession Booth -- hang on; I'd hate to disappoint you totally, so stay with me until the end and you'll get your reward.

Actually, the "neat stuff" I had in mind is a little different. Librarians have been very busy for some time accumulating and linking their own brand of "neat stuff" on the Net. As you will soon discover, these are well-organized, subject-based collections of materials and pointers to other related materials to help you quickly and easily find and retrieve the information you need. Some of them I've already cited and many may already be familiar to you; others will be new. Regardless, they all deserve a first, if not a second, "look-see."

As Mansfield Cybrarian says in his introduction to the Mansfield Virtual Library:

"The best way to look at Internet resources is through the focus of specific needs. Otherwise, you can spend a lifetime drifting through archipelagos of fascinating but ultimately fruitless links. The ultimate purpose of this page is to save you time by locating what a team of information professionals consider to be the best the Web has to offer scholars at the moment."

NOTE: If you do not have a forms browser, you will be blocked from using certain search tools and files, and the following message will appear on your screen: "Unsupported Form tag encountered." If no other options are presented to you, there isn't much else you can do but move on.
Read on:


ACADEMIC LISTS / LISTSERVS


*ACADEMIC REFERENCE SITES*


CALENDARS / TIME ZONES


COPYRIGHT SITES


DIRECTORIES / ALMANACS


GENERAL REFERENCE RESOURCES


*INTERNET INSTRUCTION / INFORMATION*


*KEEPING UP WITH WHAT'S NEW ON THE NET*


*LIBRARY POLICIES*


*PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS*


*LAST, BUT NOT LEAST -- NEAT STUFF!*

O.K., you waited this long and you've been good, so here they are:

For other "neat stuff," you're on your own. Happy surfing! Bye!


* "BCK2SKOL" is a free electronic library classroom created by Ellen Chamberlain, Head Librarian, University of South Carolina Beaufort, and Miriam Mitchell, Sr. Systems Analyst, USC Columbia. Additional support is provided by the Division is provided by the Division of Libraries & Information Systems, University of South Carolina Columbia.


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