Daslhousie University, SLIS, Friday Lecture Series|
Web based instruction for distance education students
September 24, 1999
Sites worth looking at
This is a highly selective listing of sites to visit - just enough to whet
your appetite. The order of
the references within each category is entirely random.
The sites were last visited on 12 June
Web design resources
Sites with library tutorials
- Rochester Institute of Technology's"Scavenger Hunt" of the Wallace
Library is a fill in the blanks for that allows the students to test their knowledge of Wallace
Library, its services, resources and research strategies.
- Southeastern Louisiana University's Library Tutorial Index.
- Library Research at
Cornell: A Hypertext Guide.
Sites offering outlines on how to do research
- University of Calgary has a page on "Getting Started" which includes:
Strategies for Doing a Paper; Research Tips and Strategies (includes a handout on citation
searching); Library Catalogue Help; Database Help Pages; Subject-based Guides to Library
Resources. The guides are primarily for people who come into the library, but they are interesting
and could be redone to link to only Web sources.
- Nova Southeastern
University has tutorials and help sheets online to help with research.
- Washington State University
offers a tutorial on doing research and also one designed for their English 101 class. There are
also handouts which have to be downloaded to access.
- With the University of Minnesota's Research
QuickStart, the student can begin his/her research for undergraduate papers and speeches. It
is designed to provide help with the first steps of the research process and "to give lists of, and
links to, essential resources tailored to" the area of study.
University of Arizona has developed an evaluation form which allows
students to evaluate the library instruction they have received in class and on the Web.
Sites with reference forms
Some interesting reading
- Heidig, Lance J. October 1998. "Explaining the Information
Universe in 50 Minutes or Less: Using the World Wide Web for Library Instruction," Paper
presented at the North American Web Developers Conference, [Online], [Accessed 10 May
Heidig has developed a library instruction template which is filled in to
support individual courses. He has given an example of the template filled in for Science and Technology Studies
- Sloan, Bernie. 16 December 1997, "Service
perspectives for the digital library: remote reference services",
[Online], [Accessed 25 October 1999].
Sloan's presentation identifies, and discusses, a number of types of remote reference
services and povides links to institutions where these services are offered.
Web-conferences on distance education
Distance education associations
- DISTLIB-L - Services for Distance Learning Interest Group of the Canadian Library
Association. To subscribe send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
message subscribe distlib-l (first name) (last name) in body of message.
- OFFCAMP - Off-Campus Library Services. To subscribe send an e-mail
message to email@example.com with sub offcamp your name
- DEOS-L - The Distance Education on Line Symposium. To subscribe send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the message subscribe deos-l yourfirstname yourlastname.
- BI-L - Bibliographic Instruction Discussion Group. To subscribe to this list send the text: subscribe BI-L yourfirstname yourlastname
in the body of the message to: email@example.com
Library Instruction Coordinator
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland