Slide 11: Again, you see that the content changes. The taxonomy or left menu contains even morenarrowed subjects. The middle column has different graphical content. Once you enter a main topic area,like Life Science, the right column (Cool Links and Fun and Games) and the left column (How do I)remains the same.At the top, you see the breadcrumb reflects where we are and if you wanted to “back up” onetopic, you could do this by clicking on the word Life Science in the bread crumb. But instead, let’s click onHuman Impacts.Slide 12: At this point you have reached the bottom of the subject chain where you will see the educator-selected websites for middle school-aged children about the human impact on the ecology.The breadcrumb has changed again and you know you’ve reached the “bottom” by the little world icons inthe middle column instead of graphical content. Clicking on any of these titles in the middle column willpop-up a window with the website.For example, the first title is about alien invasions, and you will see the website is talking about aninsect alien to Wisconsin.Slide 13: We will use the HS landing page to show the federated searching feature. You can see thedropdown list of search targets. (Usually the user will just search everything, but they do have the optionof selecting a specific type of resource.)When you search
, results from the circled targets, which represent INFOhioElectronic Resources, are first aggregated before being presented to the user.For comparison, let’s drill down further into a more targeted subject area like Government &Citizenship.Slide 14: If we examine the targets in this dropdown menu, we see a different list. Electronic resourcesand other federated search targets have been hand-selected to best match the topic of the room you arein. In this case
, while not a subscribed database, is also searched when in this subject area.Slide 15: Here are the results of an “Everything” search for “supreme court”. The first set of results showsall the site content, videos, and ebooks that are housed on the Discovery Portal site. The icon in eachcase indicates the type of resource; here, the first results are videotapes and DVDs. When you encounter a door, click on the title to access additional information inside.To see the federated results, you will need to click “Select Websites & INFOhio ElectronicResources”. Because these federated search results are not specially indexed, they are presented intheir own list.Slide 16: If you select a Rooms Content Search, the results are noted as doors. The “door” iconindicates subject area content. Each target is presented as “closed”. To “open” the list for that target,click on bold title for the section. Inside the door are a number of resources specifically related to thattopic.Slide 17: If you find a title you are interested in, click the title or words “here” and you are immediatelytaken to the article in a pop-up window.Caution: I have found that some of these links don’t work or take you to pages that cannot befound. While this is inconvenient, it is also a reality of a constantly shifting webspace.Slide 18: A second set of results is available if you click the “Select Websites and INFOhio ElectronicResources.” Then scroll down to peruse the whole list.To see the federated results, you will need to click “Select Websites & INFOhio ElectronicResources”. Because these federated search results are not specially indexed, they are presented intheir own list. Each target is presented as “closed”. To “open” the list for that target, click on the arrow for that resource.