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Women's History 2017: Find Web Sites

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  • Metasearch Engines  Why use a single search engine when you can use a Metasearch engine?  All web search engines are based on algorithms -- complex series of lexical orders -- when they are combined, they may actually compete/delete results from some searches. Combining results from two or more engines assures the researcher of a more complete list of informative web sites.  One disadvantage is that the special functions specific to a particular search engine can be lost with a metasearch engine.
  • Internet Directories  Directories place web sites into categories. The web sites are selected according to the policies of the group that creates the directory. Directories can lead you quickly to the best or most relevant sites on your topic. Search engines tend to return a large number of results with the most popular or best matches for your words at the top; directories return fewer but often better results. Most directories include a search feature in addition to category browsing.

Web Evaluation

 Evaluating Information on the Internet

When you plan to use information from the Internet for academic purposes, you should consider the following criteria and ask yourself the corresponding questions:

Accuracy

  • Is the information presented accurate?
  • Are the facts verifiable from other sources?
  • Is the information presented clearly, with few mechanical and grammatical errors?

 Authority

  • Who is the author of the document?
  • Is the author the original creator of the information?
  • Is the author an expert on the topic or a professional in the field?

 Objectivity

  • Does the material inform, explain, or persuade?
  • Does the author have a bias?
  • Is the author affiliated with particular organizations, institutions, or associations?  Does the organization supporting the site have a particular point of view?
  • Is the information presented fact or opinion?

 Currency

  • On what date was the page created?
  • Do you need more current information?
  • Do links on the site still connect to their destinations?

 Use

  • Would you quote information from this site in a college research paper?
  • Is the type of material appropriate for the assignment?
  • Does the source include a bibliography or citations that can be used for comparing or
  •  verifying information?

 

Librarian Recommended Web Sites for Women's History

National Women's History Month Project

From the "Our History" page:  

In 1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, California...to broadcast women’s historical achievements...The NWHP started by leading a coalition that successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women’s History Month, now celebrated across the land...Today, the NWHP is known nationally as the only clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, and parents-for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of women contributions to U.S. History.

Women's History Month Banner Women's History Month, Library of Congress

From the Home Page: 

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

Image result for national archives logo   Pathfinder for Women’s History by Carol Faulkner, Compiler

From the webpage:
This list is supplemented by an updated list of bibliographic resources available at Archives Library and Information Center created in 2001 entitled the 
Bibliography of Women’s Resources in ALIC...

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000