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1 I NTERNET RESOURCES & MICROSOFT WORD Roberto Gallardo & Jamie Varner, Mississippi State University Extension Service Jennifer Nabzdyk, Mississippi Library Commission November 26, 2012

2 W ORKSHOP OUTLINE Internet Resources Online Services Online Datasets Search Engines Word Basics Word – Resume Building

3 I NTERNET RESOURCES – ONLINE SERVICES USA.GOV Serves as a one-stop shop for government websites and services Provides list to government agency websites Provides list of online serviceslist IRS – Tax FormsTax Forms National Center for Education Statistics Search for schools, colleges, and libraries Search MS.GOV Serves as a one-stop shop for government websites and services Provides list of online serviceslist

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8 I NTERNET RESOURCES – ONLINE DATASETS CENSUS.GOV – U.S Census Bureau: Demographic and economic data for the nation, states, counties, census tracts, block groups, etc. QuickFacts (State Facts for Students) QuickFactsState Facts for Students County Business Patterns Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates BEA.GOV – Bureau of Economic Analysis: Access economic data for nation, states, and counties Customized Fact Sheets County Health RankingsCounty Health Rankings: Access health-related data for states and counties SRDC Community ProfilesProfiles

9 I NTERNET RESOURCES – ONLINE DATASETS EXERCISE – Find the following for Hinds County Total population Race breakdown Child poverty rate Median household income Paid employees Per capita personal income Health outcomes state ranking

10 I NTERNET RESOURCES – SEARCH ENGINES Specialized websites that can help you find what you’re looking for on the world wide web Google Bing Yahoo Identical objective (search the web) – different approach (search algorithms) resulting in more relevant results Search tips Judging online information Use bookmarks (favorites) Computer bookmarks (browser) Cloud-based bookmarks Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

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17 I NTERNET RESOURCES – SEARCH TIPS Safe Search Word definitions define:word Numeric ranges 1950…1960 Phone numbers phonebook: Excluding words florida vacation –disney Exact phrase – use quotes “Mississippi Library Commission” Results by document type filetype:ppt

18 I NTERNET RESOURCES – SEARCH TIPS Results by site site:nytimes.com Search related words ~college (higher education, university) Specific words in the title intitle:workshop Search by author author:jennifer Google scholar Google calculator (6+6) More resourcesresources Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

19 I NTERNET RESOURCES – SEARCH TIPS EXERCISE – Find the article with the following information criteria using Google operators or advanced search NY Times article College or related Specifically test scores (not SATs) Written between 2008 & 2010 Source: Hack CollegeHack College

20 I NTERNET RESOURCES – JUDGING INFORMATION Top-level domain.gov;.org;.edu About us section Information current or outdated Overall “looks” Use your browsing experience ALWAYS conduct additional research on the topic or website to double check Use snopes.com; trusted source for verifying internet rumors Source: Goodwill Community Foundation

21 EXERCISE – Judge the following website to find out if the information is reliable Source: Goodwill Community Foundation I NTERNET RESOURCES – JUDGING INFORMATION


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