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Distance Learning & Free Web
Objectives:
These are objectives for the lecture tonight:
1. How to find new distance education sites and concept of open

course software 2.
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How to find articles and very specialized research reports: concept of open access How to find online thesis/dissertations How to find online books and free lessons plans What are some excellent alternative search engines? How to do effective search strategies and how to evaluate WEB SITES YOU DO FIND: http://liprary.albany.edu/usered/tut.html and OHIOSTATE NET TUTOR: http://liblearn.osu.edu/tutor/ Concept of an autodidact

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Sites discussed:

Distance education:
o http://ocw.mit.edu o http://ocw.tufts.edu/ o http://ocw.usu.edu o http://www.nd.edu

FINDING FREE ONLINE ARTICLES, FULL TEXT:
SSRN: SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH NETWORK, access to 144,000 professional conference papers, worldwide Hq.ssrn.com (need to register, but registration is free, will take 24 hours to get password) o Articles : http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu o Journal : http://www.doaj.org

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o PLOS: THE PUPLIC LIBRARY OF SCINCE : www.plos.org o BIOMED CENTRAL (BioMed Central - PubMed Central – PubMed) : http://biomedcentral.com o HIGHWIRE (Free Online Full-text Articles and anther Journal ): http://highwire.Stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl o ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND WORKING PAPERS: http://ideas.repec.org o How to find these/dissertations (highly selective) http://dspace.mit.edu o DRUM: https://drum.umd.edu/dspace/index.jsp o PubMed Central (PMC) : http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/

HOW TO FIND BOOKS:
o IIP PUBS: http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/list.html o BOOKS ONLINE: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html NOTE MY CD OF AMERICAN LIBRARY CLASSICS o LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS/PROFESSORS: www.edsitement.neh.gov o PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH REPORTS ON EVERY TOPIC: http://fpc.state.gov/fpc/c669.htm • www.gigapedia.com

ALTERNATIVE SEARCH ENGINES (OTHER THAN GOOGLE)
o http://vos.ucsb.edu o www.vlib.org

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o http://infomine.ucr.edu o www.ipl.org THR FOLLOWING SEARCH ENGINSE HAVE BEEB DESIDNED BY BROFISSIONAL LIBRARIANDS WITH THE HELP OF RECOGNIZDE SUBJECT EXPERTS: LC VIRTUAL REFERENCES SHELE AND ALCOVE9 o http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualef.html o http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/alcove9/ o AMERICAN MEMTORY PROJECT: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html o HIGHLY SPICIFIC SEARCH MEDLINE PLUSE: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ (Mention PEWREPORT ON HOW PEOPLE TRY TO FIND MEDICAL INFO and fail to get correct info) 1. SEARCH STRATEGIES AND HOW TO EVALUATE: 2. Concepts of AUTODIDACT o ELDIS SITE HOW TO USE INTERNET: www.eldis.org

o NOODLETOOLS: http://noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine o o o SUFFOLK: http://suffolk.edu/sawlib/webcollect.htm#other OSU NET TUTOR: HTTP://LIBLEARN.OSU.EDU/TUTOR/ SUNY ALBANY: http://library.Albany.edu/usered/eltools/main.html

o U CAL BERKELEY: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/teachinglib/guides/internet/handouts.html

More :
o http://www.internet4classrooms.com/

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