for visiting the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial. Here are a few
sites and sources we found while making TILT that we though you might
be interested in...
Atlas of Cyberspace
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.
Vint Cerf tells great stories about the development of the Internet
and the characters that were involved. A true pioneer, Vint also keeps
a close watch on what is currently happening in the government regarding
the Internet and adds his own thoughts on the future of it all.
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.
Age: People, Information & Technology
An Exhibition at the National Museum of American History
This exhibition displays visually and interactively how electrical
information technology has changed our society over the last 150 years.
Roads and Crossroads of the Internet's History.
By Gregory R. Gromov.
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.
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
Into the Future: On the
Preservation of Knowledge in the Electronic Age.
Videocassette. Dir. Terry Sanders. Commission on Preservation & Access,
Twenty percent of data stored on magnetic tape in the NASA archive,
collected from the entire space program, is unreadable due to tape deterioration.
By 2000, seventy-five percent of all federal transactions will be electronic.
Will they survive? Will there still be hardware and software to read
them in the future? This video shows that in the excitement of new technologies,
preservation of valuable information must not be ignored.
a Walk on the Wired Side
Catch up with science fiction writers, new technologies, predictions
for the future, famous digiterati, and evolving businesses. Are you
Research Using Primary Sources
UC Berkeley is ready to talk about memoirs, research reports,
and official documents -- why they are important to research and how
to find them.
Try your luck finding quirky information on the Web. This free, bi-weekly
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
Check out how Melvil Dewey organized all "knowledge" into
10 broad categories back in the 1800's.
of Congress Classification
Or see how the Library of Congress has reorganized all those topics
according to the letters of the alphabet.
Get some background about search engines, tips on how to use them
better, some history, and fun facts.
Find out what other people are searching for on the Web by watching
the scrolling display. This site works with most browsers that support
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.
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
Claims plagiarism is one of te worst mistakes anyone can make. They
may be right! Check out the multiple ways you can commit this offense.
Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Need more criteria for evaluating a Web page? This page illustrates
how to evaluate Web pages with some excellent examples.
Internet Research Sources
This site offers more guidance about evaluating the quality of online
information. Besides listing key criteria, the author gives you a
short summary of each of the key issues.
Quality on the Net
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.
Library Research Goal
Choose your type of source, fill in the form, press the button and
you've made a complete citation in MLA format!