Information literacy search strategies
SCIRUS: a new SEARCH ENGINE for locating articles on Scientific, Technical or Environmental issues: www.scirus.com
TECHNORATI http://www.technorati.com/ Searches the blogosphere
VIRTUAL LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER: http://www.virtuallrc.com/
This site has been expanded and re-designed.
The mission of the Virtual Learning Resources Center is to index thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university academic projects.
It has a meta-search engine that includes in its results information gleaned from many of the best research portals including : Librarians’ Index to the Internet, Galaxy Web Directory, My Virtual Reference Desk, Big Hub, Internet Public Library, Bibliomania, BUBL Information Service, Digital Librarian, Discovery School, Smithsonian, Suite101, InfoPlease.com, the LibrarySpot, the Awesome Library, and an increasing number of university and public library Internet subject guides.
VOICE OF THE SHUTTLE: ACCESS TO THE BEST ACADEMIC WEB SITES AND EJOURNALS IN THE HUMANITIES, POPULAR CULTURE, MEDIA STUDIES AND WORLD LITERATURE, INCLUDING ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE: AN OUTSTANDING FIVE STAR RESOURCE! http://vos.ucsb.edu/
ZOOMINFO http://www.zoominfo.com Biographical and company history site.
PART VIII: OTHER FREE RESOURCES IN ALL AREAS:
AMERICAN MEMORY PROJECT
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Free and Digitized Resources on all aspects of American History and Culture and Literature from the Library of Congress Significant collections on the African-American experience, for example, and collections on Literature.
http://foundationcenter.org Information and resources on foundations and charities. Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
REFERENCE GUIDES: http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/guides/
INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE http://www.imdb.com: Everything Hollywood, actors and actresses; movies and film stars, includes summaries of films and importance of films.
SPECIALTY SEARCH ENGINES:
TRADE STATS EXPRESS
http://tse.export.gov/ Access the latest trade figures, analyze graph and download customized data reports
UNITED NATIONS CYBERSCHOOLBUS: GLOBAL TEACHING AND LEARNING PROJECT http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/ The United Nations Cyber School Bus is the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project.. Overall mission is to promote education about international issues and produce teaching materials and activities designed for educational use and teacher training.. Statistical comparisons of countries are included. Contains a MODEL UN CENTER.
THE UNITED NATIONS also has a valuable website DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY with significant free material for NGOs and Civic Society organizations. Consult: http://topics.developmentgateway.org/
U.S. NETWORK FOR EDUCATION INFORMATION http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/edlite-index.html Information especially useful for international students
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE: EARTH TRENDS
http://earthtrends.wri.org/ Earth Trends is a comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, focusing on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
OTHER FREE ONLINE RESOURCES:
OTHER OPEN ACCESS REPOSITORIES:
FINALLY, FOR THOSE OF YOU WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNET BASICS, TRY THESE SITES: