A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites

A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites
Author: Paul R. Burden
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2010-07-17
ISBN: 9780810876958
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites Book Excerpt:

The Web is always moving, always changing. As some Web sites come, others go, but the most effective sites have been well established. A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites provides a list of key web sites in various disciplines that will assist researchers with a solid starting point for their queries. The sites included in this collection are stable and have librarian tested high-quality information: the most important attribute information can have.

Green Education

Green Education
Author: Julie Newman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN: 1412996864
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Education Book Excerpt:

Green Education: An A-to-Z Guide explores the environmental movement’s proliferation in the field of education, from elementary school classroom efforts to the university curriculum to building sustainable campuses. Focusing on the critical role of education in building a sustainable future, approximately 150 signed entries, written by scholars and experts in a variety of disciplines, examine school and college courses in green education, the structures of educational institutions, the challenges of reducing their ecological footprint, administrative policies, green campus organizations, and student and faculty participation. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

COMP 3

COMP 3
Author: Randall VanderMey,Verne Meyer,John Van Rys,Patrick Sebranek
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 130580435X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COMP 3 Book Excerpt:

4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences and needs. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Reference Collection

The Reference Collection
Author: Linda S Katz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 1136437878
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reference Collection Book Excerpt:

Stay up-to-date with the growing amount of reference resources available online How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of funding on electronic reference materials, and librarians devote an increasing amount of time to assisting in their use. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential guide to collection development for electronic materials in academic and public libraries. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web tracks the continuing evolution of electronic reference resources-and how they’re accessed—in a variety of settings. Librarians representing university, elementary school, and public libraries in the United States and Australia examine how reference collections have evolved over time (and may soon be a thing of the past); how public and school libraries have dealt with the changes; why library research assignments have become more difficult for teachers to make and for students to complete; how to organize online reference sources; and why the nature of plagiarism has changed in the electronic era. The book also examines the use of electronic references from a publisher’s perspective and looks at the most important Web-accessible reference tools—both free and subscription—in the areas of humanities, medicine, the social sciences, business, and education. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web also examines: issues of authority, accessibility, cost, comfort, and user education in evaluating electronic resources the formation of purchasing consortia to facilitate the transfer of reference materials from print to online formats current literature and research findings on the state of digital versus print reference collections what electronic publishing means to smaller reference books (dictionaries, almanacs, etc.) the need for increased information literacy among students the nature, extent, and causes of cyber plagiarism the use of federated search tools and includes a selected list of the top 100 free Internet reference sites The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential resource for all reference and collection development librarians, and an invaluable aid for publishing professionals.

Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites

Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites
Author: Holly Yu
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9781591405344
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites Book Excerpt:

Using database-driven web pages or web content management (WCM) systems to manage increasingly diverse web content and to streamline workflows is a commonly practiced solution recognized in libraries to-day. However, limited library web content management models and funding constraints prevent many libraries from purchasing commercially available WCM systems. And, the lack of much needed technical expertise in building in-house WCM systems presents a great challenge for libraries of all types. Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites: Case Studies provides practical and applicable web content management solutions through case studies. It contains successful database-to-web applications as employed in a variety of academic libraries. The applications vary in scope and cover a range of practical how-to-do-it examples from database-driven web development, locally created web content management systems, systems for distributing content management responsibilities, dynamic content delivery, to open source tools, such as MySQL and PHP to manage the content. Issues and challenges associated with the development process are discussed. Authors will also discuss detours, sand traps, and missteps necessary to a real learning process.

The Reference Collection

The Reference Collection
Author: William J. Frost
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780789028402
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reference Collection Book Excerpt:

Stay up-to-date with the growing amount of reference resources available online How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of funding on electronic reference materials, and librarians devote an increasing amount of time to assisting in their use. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential guide to collection development for electronic materials in academic and public libraries. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web tracks the continuing evolution of electronic reference resources-and how they're accessed—in a variety of settings. Librarians representing university, elementary school, and public libraries in the United States and Australia examine how reference collections have evolved over time (and may soon be a thing of the past); how public and school libraries have dealt with the changes; why library research assignments have become more difficult for teachers to make and for students to complete; how to organize online reference sources; and why the nature of plagiarism has changed in the electronic era. The book also examines the use of electronic references from a publisher's perspective and looks at the most important Web-accessible reference tools—both free and subscription—in the areas of humanities, medicine, the social sciences, business, and education. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web also examines: issues of authority, accessibility, cost, comfort, and user education in evaluating electronic resources the formation of purchasing consortia to facilitate the transfer of reference materials from print to online formats current literature and research findings on the state of digital versus print reference collections what electronic publishing means to smaller reference books (dictionaries, almanacs, etc.) the need for increased information literacy among students the nature, extent, and causes of cyber plagiarism the use of federated search tools and includes a selected list of the top 100 free Internet reference sites The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential resource for all reference and collection development librarians, and an invaluable aid for publishing professionals.

The Practice of Research in Social Work

The Practice of Research in Social Work
Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2005-02-15
ISBN: 9781412913850
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Research in Social Work Book Excerpt:

The Practice of Research in Social Work introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating the problems encountered in social work. This innovative text encourages students to connect technique and substance, to understand research methods as an integrated whole, and to appreciate the value of qualitative and quantitative alternatives. The text enables students to both critically evaluate research literature and to develop the skills to engage in research and practice evaluation.

Evolving Internet Reference Resources

Evolving Internet Reference Resources
Author: William Miller,Rita M. Pellen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0789030241
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolving Internet Reference Resources Book Excerpt:

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.

Internet Research Illustrated

Internet Research Illustrated
Author: Donald I. Barker,Melissa Barker
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-11-06
ISBN: 1305178580
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Research Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Equip your students with Internet Research knowledge using this practical user-friendly book from the Illustrated Series. New edition features vastly expanded coverage of social media search, with an entire unit now dedicated to the topic. Explores how to use social media meta search engines to find information from multiple social media sites simultaneously. Additional emphasis on evaluating the value, veracity, and reliability of content found online. Continued attention to Boolean search and the use of other advanced search operators to maximize the efficacy of Internet research. Streamlined coverage of specialty searches and the use of subject directories, using state-of-the-art search techniques. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age World history

Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age  World history
Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes,Mehrdad Kia
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1573564745
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Science Resources in the Electronic Age World history Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences
Author: John D. McDonald,Michael Levine-Clark
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 6106
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1000031543
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites

A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites
Author: Paul R. Burden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 767
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780810876941
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Subject Guide to Quality Web Sites Book Excerpt:

Directs researchers to key websites within their discipline that can be used to begin their research.

Handbook of Research on Technology Integration in the Global World

Handbook of Research on Technology Integration in the Global World
Author: Idemudia, Efosa C.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN: 1522563687
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Technology Integration in the Global World Book Excerpt:

Technology’s presence in society continues to increase as new products and programs emerge. As such, it is vital for various industries to rapidly adapt and learn to incorporate the latest technology applications and tools. The Handbook of Research on Technology Integration in the Global World is an essential reference source that examines a variety of approaches to integrating technology through technology diffusion, e-collaboration, and e-adoption. The book explores topics such as information systems agility, semantic web, and the digital divide. This publication is a valuable resource for academicians, practitioners, researchers, and upper-level graduate students.

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Fundamentals of Social Work Research
Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2009-10-09
ISBN: 1412954169
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Social Work Research Book Excerpt:

Fundamentals of Social Work Research is a briefer, but thoroughly re-worked version of the Engel and Schutt's The Practice of Research in Social Work 2e which will provide an engaging text for introductory social work research classes. The Practice of Research in Social Work introduced research methods as an integrated set of techniques to investigate social work practice methods and problems. The brief edition will continue to integrate substantive practice-related examples with research techniques, present ethical decision making as a part of every aspect of the research design process, and infuse content on diversity and populations at risk throughout the text. The format is appropriate for courses in social work research methods which are one quarter or one semester in length.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching

The College Writer  A Guide to Thinking  Writing  and Researching
Author: Randall VanderMey,Verne Meyer,John Van Rys,Patrick Sebranek
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1285974433
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching Book Excerpt:

Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one book-with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook-for users at any skill level. Throughout the book, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing-from voice to documentation-and offer models for users' own papers. The fifth edition features a greater focus on writing across the curriculum, further supported within the research chapters by additional coverage of report writing, primary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching Brief

The College Writer  A Guide to Thinking  Writing  and Researching  Brief
Author: John Van Rys,Verne Meyer,Randall VanderMey,Patrick Sebranek
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1337514667
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching Brief Book Excerpt:

Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER, BRIEF, is a fully updated three-in-one text -- with a rhetoric, a reader, and a research guide -- for students at any skill level. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing -- from voice to documentation -- and offer guidance for students' own papers. The sixth edition features fully refreshed sample essays, stronger instruction in argumentative writing, revamped activities and projects, and citation and documentation updates based on the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Research Writer Spiral bound Version

The Research Writer  Spiral bound Version
Author: John Van Rys,Verne Meyer,Patrick Sebranek
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1133168825
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Research Writer Spiral bound Version Book Excerpt:

THE RESEARCH WRITER helps students transition from writing the research paper to doing research writing, from reporting information to working with ideas. The subtitle--Curiosity, Discovery, Dialogue--signals this shift: this handbook promotes research as a curiosity-driven activity that leads to discoveries that are then shared through various types of dialogue. With this practical and reader-friendly handbook, students will learn the research and writing skills needed for any research project and will be able to apply and transfer these skills to their own disciplines. Students can use THE RESEARCH WRITER to become more intelligent, ethically aware researchers, able not just to avoid plagiarism but to write with credibility while navigating the twenty-first century digital landscape. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Perspectives on the Internet Comprehensive

New Perspectives on the Internet  Comprehensive
Author: Gary P. Schneider,Jessica Evans
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2012-02-03
ISBN: 1133712320
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on the Internet Comprehensive Book Excerpt:

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE INTERNET has been updated to cover the newest releases of the three main web browsers including Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 4, and Google Chrome. With the New Perspectives critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will learn basic to advanced features of the Internet from Browser Basics to Electronic Commerce. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners

Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners
Author: Rita Pellen,William Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 1317824938
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners Book Excerpt:

Make separate library services for distance learners a thing of the past Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners takes a comprehensive look at efforts by librarians and information specialists to provide distance learners with effective services that match those already available on campus. With the development of the World Wide Web and the evolution of Web-based services, reference librarians are adding a human element to the virtual library, blurring the difference between distance learners and traditional users. This unique book examines how they deal with a wide range of related topics, including standards and guidelines, copyright issues, streaming media, and chat and digital references, and presents a historical overview of how reference and instructional services have been delivered to distance users—before and after the creation of the Internet. Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners reveals that librarians do not make a sharp distinction between reference and instruction within the context of distance learning, and that there is no clear boundary between “true” distance learners and more traditional students who might use services designed for nontraditional users. Online capabilities have allowed reference librarians to approximate services advocated by published guidelines and standards, including the ACRL Distance Learning Section’s Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services, to provide a framework for librarians to plan services for off-campus students. Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners provides practical information on: how librarians can “keep IT simple” when designing methods to access reference support why library Web sites are vital sources of communication between the distance learning student and the reference-based instructional component how to set up a university chat service, including software selection, staff training and assessment how to provide students services beyond traditional provision of resources, including advising, enrollment, and payment of fees how to create an online assistance site that incorporates online versions of traditional print handouts, FAQs, subject guides, course-specific guides, learning modules, and instructional videos in one central location how to work with faculty to create online support for students in Blackboard courses the pros and cons of using open-source software how to create an online library assistance site how to create online information literacy course to teach independent research skills to remote students how to avoid copyright infringement and how to educate library personnel about copyright law how to use Camtasia Studio, a screen capture program to create audio and video for online presentations Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners is an invaluable resource for librarians working in academic, school, special, and public settings, and for library science faculty and students.

Investigating the Social World with SPSS Student Version 14 0

Investigating the Social World with SPSS Student Version 14 0
Author: Russell Schutt
Publsiher: Pine Forge Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2006-03-06
ISBN: 9781412927376
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating the Social World with SPSS Student Version 14 0 Book Excerpt:

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "wide-ranging data sets [SPSS Student Version 14.0], a demo for Hyper RESEARCH qualitative data analysis software, and interactive exercises to help students master concepts and techniques."--Page 4 of cover.