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 1999.


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.
  • The 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

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 listserv@lib.lakeheadu.ca 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 listserv@wayne.edu with sub offcamp your name
  • DEOS-L - The Distance Education on Line Symposium. To subscribe send an e-mail to listserv@psuvm.psu.edu 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: listserv@listserv.byu.edu

Prepared by:
Suzanne Sexty
Library Instruction Coordinator
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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