GED/GSA 579 - Online Reference Sources    NAME:______________________________

Due next Monday -  All questions can be answered without using the library building

The library buys reference sources in both Print and Electronic Format.  Much of the decision of format is based on cost and access.

Answer the following questions using the Electronic source provided (you may answer these questions using a connection to the Internet)

These are sources like Almanacs, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, Directories.  Generally we use Reference sources to answer factual questions and as a place to BEGIN research topics.

If you are logged into your computer account, I  suggest you save the following sources as FAVORITES in your IE Browser for future use.


- Answer the following questions (1-6) by using the reference sources listed @ http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref00.00.00
- Note the source you used to answer the questions

1.  Using an Almanac, find out who won the Home Run title in the National League in 1955.

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2. You are delivering a wedding toast. Find a Quotation appropriate for the moment to start of your toast.

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3. Use a Geographical Source to see what countries border the African Republic of Ethiopia.  Find a flag of Ethiopia.

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4. Using an Association Source, find an organization that you might find useful in your professional or private life.

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5. Using Telephone Source (try a "reverse directory")  see if you can find my home address using only my telephone number as information.  802 372-4137

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6. Using the CIA World Fact Book @ http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html  , find out the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and Population of Venezuela.    What is the flag colors?

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7.  Using Information Please Almanac @ http://www.infoplease.com/  , find out if in a Poker hand, does a full house beat a flush?

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8.   Wait to do this in-class  - Using Access Science Encyclopedia @ http://www.accessscience.com/server-java/Arknoid/science/AS find a definition of a "cumulus cloud."  

This source is also found on the database list of SMC Library Web http://www2.smcvt.edu/library/articles/alphabetical.htm

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9.  Use AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive    username is  smcvt  password is durick   This database is the Associated Press archive of photos.  "...perhaps the most important visual archive available today." 

Find a picture of the women's suffrage movement.  Try search words like suffrage.  Save the picture and send to my email sburks@smcvt.edu 

This source is also found on the database list of SMC Library Web http://www2.smcvt.edu/library/articles/alphabetical.htm

 

10. Find a encyclopedia article using Brittanica Online  @ http://search.eb.com/   on George Boole.   username is  stmichaels2 /   password is bol

This source is also found on the database list of SMC Library Web http://www2.smcvt.edu/library/articles/alphabetical.htm

Why is George Boole relevant to this course and online searching?  Give the APA citation of this article given at the bottom of the screen.

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