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Evaluating Information Tutorial

Comprehensive Tutorial from the University of Leeds. Why do you need to evaluate the information you find? How to do it? 

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/evaluating/

Links designed for students by librarians: 

Awesome Library:  Organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Results include further keywords and suggestions.
http://www.awesomelibrary.org

Kids Click:  Age appropriate results.
http://www.kidsclick.org/

Librarians Internet Index:  Merges the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. Hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science.
http://lii.org/

 


Specialized search engines:

Science Search Engine
http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/

Ten search engines that explore the invisible web
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-search-engines-explore-deep-invisible-web/

Grab all: Compare results instantly between search engines
http://www.graball.com

Skreemr:  MP3 searches
http://www.skreemr.com/

Leapfish:  Sorts a Google search into media categories
http://www.leapfish.com/

Wolfram Alpha:  Computational Knowledge engine
http://www97.wolframalpha.com/

PubMed - PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

 


Book Suggestions Across Age Groups and Reading Levels

Historical Fiction
http://bookgirl3.tripod.com/historicalfiction.html

Series book binder
http://seriesbinder.lishost.org/index.php/Main_Page

Readkiddoread
http://www.readkiddoread.com/home

Aussie Reviews
http://www.aussiereviews.com/

Summer Reading for all grades
http://www.education.com/seasonal/summer-reading/


The Book Seer:  What should I read next
http://bookseer.com/



Free E-Books

Open Library
www.openlibrary.org

British Library - Turning the pages:  Historic books digitised
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

Library of Congress:  Rarebooks
http://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/digitalcoll/digitalcoll-children.html

Google Books
http://books.google.com/books

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Free-Ebooks
http://www.free-ebooks.net

Many Books:  Some classics from all over the world including Italy
http://www.manybooks.net/titles/dannunziog2759027590-8.html

 


Free Audio Books

Open Culture Audio Books
http://www.oculture.com/2006/10/audio_book_podc.html

Talking Book Store
http://www.talking-book-store.com/free.html

Simply Audio Books
http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com/Free_Audiobooks/dp/202/

Librivox
http://librivox.org/

Lit2Go:  MP3 Stories and Poems
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/index.htm

Books should be free
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/

Audio Books for Free
http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/screen_main.asp

Convert Anything to Speech:  Read the words: Create speech recording in English, French and Spanish in seconds!
http://www.readthewords.com/

 


World Maps and Navigation Maps

Map collection from University of Texas:  A large number of maps of all countries - historic maps also included
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

Atlopedia:  Maps and information on many countries.
http://www.atlapedia.com

Google Maps:  Find your way with Google.
http://maps.google.com/maps?tab=ml

National Geographic - Map Machine:  Satellite, street maps and more in this online atlas.
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/



Historic Maps and Data

Hypercities
http://linuxdev.ats.ucla.edu/

Broer Map Library:  Online Historic Maps from all over the world.
http://www.broermapsonline.org/members/

Historial Atlas of the 20th Century:  Historical Atlas of the 20th Century - last updated in 2003, but the data included is worth having here.
http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/20centry.htm

Historic Maps for students and teachers
http://etc.usf.edu/maps/index.htm

Bodleian Library:  (Oxford - Many historical maps)
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/

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