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There is a wide variety of information resources on the Internet. Most of these resources are globally accessible free of charge. However, Internet users are overwhelmed…
There is a wide variety of information resources on the Internet. Most of these resources are globally accessible free of charge. However, Internet users are overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information on the Web and consequently, retrieving the right piece of information at the right time has become difficult, especially for new users. This paper briefly introduces the Internet and its services; and describes a number of selected freely searchable bibliographic and full‐text databases on the Web, including their URLs. The well‐known databases, such as AGRICOLA, AGRIS, ERIC, MEDLINE and others, are included. The paper can serve as a reference guide to the databases that help Internet users find relevant literature, including indexes, abstracts and, in some cases, full‐texts, on various subject areas. The databases were selected based on their size, dependability, and coverage in terms of geographic areas.
The Internet has rapidly become one of the most powerful global sources of a wide range of information presenting many possibilities for librarians and information providers to seek information relating to their day‐to‐day activities, from buying books and serials to teaching information literacy skills. This paper delineates how libraries can benefit from the use of Internet resources to enhance the quality of their various services, at the same time saving both money and time. Some strategies for identifying valuable and relevant online resources are presented; and a number of most useful Internet tools and resources that are of great interest to librarians and information workers are discussed.
Electronic mail (e‐mail) has become one of the most indispensable means of communication of our times. One of its applications is discussion lists. The paper looks at discussion lists in general and academic discussion lists in particular. It further highlights some very important directories of discussion lists, including both electronic and print versions, pertaining, but not limited, to academic and scholarly discussion lists.