Thanks for visiting the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial. Here are a few sites and sources we found while making TILT that we thought you might be interested in...

Introduction

An Atlas of Cyberspace
http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/atlas/atlas.html
How do you map the Internet? If you like doppler radar then you're going to love this! Contains 3-D models of Internet usage as well as some far out studies on complex data representation.<

DARPA
http://www.darpa.mil/
The homepage for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. See what they're up to now...makes the X-files look like a walk in the park.

Information Age: People, Information & Technology
An Exhibition at the National Museum of American History
http://photo2.si.edu/infoage/infoage.html
This exhibition displays visually and interactively how electrical information technology has changed our society over the last 150 years.

The Roads and Crossroads of the Internet's History.
By Gregory R. Gromov.
http://www.internetvalley.com/intval.html
A critically acclaimed site for a comprehensive history of the Internet.

Where the Wizards Stay Up Late: the Origins of the Internet.
By Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
This book tells the story of a group of computer whizzes who made computer networking possible. The discoveries made by this small group of researchers and engineers became the foundation for the Internet.

 

Module 1

Digital Literacy.
By Paul Gilster.
New York : Wiley Computer Pub., 1997.
"...though the Internet is easier than ever to use, the means of information sharing that it involves require a whole new mindset. Without these new thinking skills, the benefits of this exciting medium may be diminished or lost."

Library Research Using Primary Sources
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/PrimarySources.html
UC Berkeley is ready to talk about memoirs, research reports, and official documents -- why they are important to research and how to find them.

 

Module 2

The Squirrel Hunt
http://netsquirrel.com/hunt/
Try your luck finding quirky information on the Web. This free, monthly Internet research competition asks 10 questions for which you have to find the answers on the Internet. The first individual and first team (of up to five people) to complete each Hunt, answer the questions correctly, and explain how they found the answers, wins a lovely prize pack.

Dewey Decimal Classification
http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/dewey.html
Check out how Melvil Dewey organized all "knowledge" into 10 broad categories back in the 1800's.

Library of Congress Classification
http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
Or see how the Library of Congress has reorganized all those topics according to the letters of the alphabet.

Search Engine Watch
http://www.searchenginewatch.com/
Get some background about search engines, tips on how to use them better, some history, and fun facts.

Software Agents Group
http://agents.www.media.mit.edu/groups/agents/projects/
The Sofware Agents Group at MIT has projects on information filtering agents, agents as navigation guides, remembrance agents, recommender agents, matchmaking agents and buying and selling agents. This page lists their current and past projects.

 

Module 3

TRUST-e
http://www.truste.org
On the Internet your personal information can be sold to companies or individuals for targeted marketing. TRUST-e has devised an online seal of approval, or "trustmark", certifying that a site has acceptable privacy standards. Visit this site to learn how to protect your privacy online or look up companies that have received a trustmark.

Network Solutions
http://www.nsol.org
Want to own that perfect Web address? Network Solutions will register your domain name (assuming it isn't already taken!) for a fee. Need to find out who owns your favorite URL? Use the WHOIS search located on this site.

Country codes
http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/codlstp1/en_listp1.html
Did you know that the country code for Aruba is AW? Browse the list of country codes to help you identify just where that Web page is coming from.

Avoiding Plagiarism
http://www.depauw.edu/admin/arc/plag.html
Claims plagiarism is one of the worst mistakes anyone can make. They may be right! Check out the multiple ways you can commit this offense.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/eval.html
Need more criteria for evaluating a Web page? This page illustrates how to evaluate Web pages with some excellent examples.

Evaluating Quality on the Net
http://www.hopetillman.com/findqual.html
Maybe you see the Web as containing "valuable nuggets and an incredible amount of junk." Learn why it is important to evaluate and tips for how to find quality information on the Web.

Nueva Library Research Goal
http://nuevaschool.org/~debbie/library/research/research.html
Choose your type of source, fill in the form, press the button and you've made a complete citation in MLA format!