Great Reference Links
Things to See, Places to Go

Especially for Libraries

Lists of Links
Let someone else do the footwork

This site has a fairly extensive subject list that leads to databases dealing specifically with the subject chosen. For example, choose "Education" and c/Net will come back with 10 databases that deal only with education issues. ALSO - the top search engines can be used from this site instead of using "Netsearch" - a big plus at busy times!.
Evanston Public Library
The librarians in Evanston, Illinois, have done a terrific job in sorting and categorizing hundreds of interesting and informative links.
Webliography: A Guide to Internet Resources
Put together by the librarians at Louisiana State University, this is a good place to start when looking for information regarding "scholastic" resources on the web.

Sites Everyone Asks About

Yes - the white pages are on the World Wide Web! If a phone number is published in the white pages, it can be found in Switchboard. Business can also be found. One caveat - listings appear exactly as they do in the phone book; Barbara Smith may be listed as "B Smith", and cannot be found under "Barbara".
This site shows routes, distances, locations of addresses, attractions, airports, restaurants - almost everything you need to know about any city, region, state, or address. Play with it a bit to master the techniques. They have been improving this site continually, so don't be surprised if it looks a little different from time to time.

Reference Help - Libraries, research tools, and more

Research It
From atlases to zip codes, this research tool has it all!
The Internet Public Library
The University of Michigan is miles above everyone when it comes to the Internet and cataloging information. This library was begun as a project for MLS students 1 year ago. Today, it is known as a premier site on the Web. There are lots of different rooms to explore. Take an hour and you'll be amazed at what you find!
Awesome Lists
The name says it all!
Local Government Information
This directory lists many web pages for local governments. Can you find your hometown?

On everyone's mind (and computer screen)

Access Atlanta
A fun site from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that has links to both serious and not-so-serious sites. Tune in here to find the speed traps in Georgia (if you haven't found them already :) ) as well to see listings on the Botanical Gardens and State Parks.
Georgia On My Mind Online
This pages has LOTS of graphics - it can take a long time to load. But the information available is valuable. Each region of Georgia has a "tour". Or, one can enter the types of activities or lodging they seek, and the GOMM will come up with a list of suitable places to visit.
Georgia Web Servers
A listing of Georgia sites from Emory University. It's a bit long, and there is no differentiation between business sites and others. You may have to wade through a lot of sites to find what you seek, but there are many gems!

The most frequently asked question I have heard regarding the Internet is "What is the right way?" or "Which is the right search engine?". Truth be told, there is no "right" way or "right" search engine. They all have their strengths and weaknesses.

The one rule I do adhere to is never use just one way!!! Do not assume that just because you cannot find something in Yahoo that it doesn't exist on the Internet. Use other people's links! Lots of times someone else has the information you seek, but the search engines don't. Try the obscure. You'll be surprised at what you'll find!

These links and the comments are from Cheryl Boop's PeachNet/Internet workshop for public libraries. All credit goes to her for this information.
Thanks, Cheryl!

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