Volume 20, Number 3 February 2000
Incorporating the Internet into traditional library instruction
by Tony Fonseca & Monica King
Reports on the development of a template for the purpose of training
and bibliographic instruction, rather than having to "reinvent the
wheel" for every workshop program. Says that the authors
collaborated in order to develop a template that would allow patrons
to effectively incorporate Web searching into library research.
Explains that three different research assignments (genealogy, grant
resources, and term paper research) were prepared for last year's
Louisiana Library Association Conference to illustrate how the
methodology could be easily modified to fit a given information
need. States that a few rules were developed for assessing search
engine capabilities and for using the right type of engine with the
right type of search. Notes that this article hopes to break the
barriers of proximity and share the template with librarians outside
Includes two sidebars, one photo, and two lists of references.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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