1st Edition

Evolving Internet Reference Resources

By Rita Pellen, William Miller Copyright 2006
    558 Pages
    by Routledge

    546 Pages
    by Routledge

    Save time and avoid trouble as you search the Internet for reliable resources

    Evolving Internet Reference Resources provides both beginning and experienced researchers with a comprehensive overview of the key information sources available online in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. This invaluable book is your guide to the best free and subscription-based Internet sites and services for 26 diverse subject areas, including law, psychology, rhetoric, LGBT studies, health and medicine, engineering, Asian studies, and computer science. Experts in specific areas review Web sites, meta sites, indexing and abstracting services, directories, portals, databases, and blogs for their accessibility and usability, saving you valuable time and effort in your search for the best academic research and reference resources on the Web.

    Evolving Internet Reference Resources is your pathfinder for all levels of research in crucial areas of academic and general interest. The book will lead you through the almost overwhelming volume of information available online to help you steer clear of unreliable, untrustworthy, and slipshod material as you search for dictionaries, glossaries, bibliographies, images, book reviews, career information, fieldwork opportunities, biographical sources, timelines and chronologies, audio and video clips, interactive maps, online collections, and much more.

    Topics covered in Evolving Internet Reference Resources include:

    • significant developments in the availability of art images on the Web
    • how Internet resources have transformed rhetoric, composition, and poetry
    • why free Web sites can sometimes be unreliable
    • organizational strategies for librarians
    • how commercial publishers have acquired some of the best LGBT online resources
    • the potential for Internet resources to enhance social activism in Latin America
    • new approaches taken by librarians in creating online information
    • government agency Web sites
    • online versions of college guides
    • the development of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology
    • the virtual reference shelf available to nursing students and faculty
    • ESL (English as a Second Language) Web sites
    Evolving Internet Reference Resources is an essential tool for all librarians (academic, school, special, and public), library science faculty, and faculty and students in a wide variety of disciplines.

    • Introduction: Conducting Research Online: A Survey of the Information Map (William Miller)
    • Researching Art(ists) on the Internet (Roberto C. Ferrari)
    • Removing the Boundaries: Composition and Rhetoric Internet Resources from Classical Greece
      to the Present Day (Julie Roberson)
    • “I Too Dislike It”: The Evolving Presence of Poetry on the Internet (Debora Richey and Mona Kratzert)
    • From Celluloid to Digital: Electronic Resources for Film Studies (Rebecca S. Albitz)
    • Popular Web-Based Reference Sources for United States History (Paul A. Frisch)
    • Evolving Internet Reference in Anthropology: What Our Patrons Want and How We Can Help Them Find It (Wade R. Kotter)
    • Exploring LGBTQ Online Resources (Ellen Greenblatt)
    • Women and Gender Studies Internet Reference Resources: A Critical Overview (Cindy Ingold)
    • Internet Reference Sources for Asian Studies (Lisa Klopfer)
    • The Internet in Latin America: Development and Reference Sources (Molly Molloy)
    • Creating a Web Resource: African American Kentuckian Profiles (Reinette F. Jones)
    • Frontiers of Effort: Librarians and Professional Development Blogs (Melissa Laning, Catharine Lavallée-Welch, and Margo Smith)
    • Psyched About Psychology Internet Resources (Alice J. Perez)
    • Internet Resources for Education Reference (Linda M. Golian-Lui)
    • Avoiding Accidental Tourism: Reference Resources for Travel Research (Ellen M. Krupar and Nicole J. Auer)
    • Finding Your Future: College and Career Information on the Internet (Kara J. Gust and Holly A. Flynn)
    • ESL (English as a Second Language) Web Sites: Resources for Library Administrators, Librarians, and ESL Library Users (John Hickok)
    • Accessing Legal and Regulatory Information in Internet Resources and Documents (Yvonne J. Chandler)
    • A Guide to Online Map and Mapping Resources (Brenda G. Mathenia)
    • Searching of Our Surroundings: Looking at the Environment from the Internet (Ola C. Riley)
    • Using the Internet to Find Information on Agriculture’s Hot Topics (Kathy Fescemyer)
    • Health and Medical Resources: Information for the Consumer (Caryl Gray)
    • A Virtual Reference Shelf for Nursing Students and Faculty: Selected Sources (Eleanor Lomax and Susan K. Setterlund)
    • Internet Reference Sources for Computing and Computer Science: A Selected Guide (Michael Knee)
    • Web-Based Reference Sources for Engineering (Thomas W. Conkling)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


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