Beyond Boolean: Effective Web Reference Strategies
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 01, 2022
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio
Register Below:

Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2022
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 10
Learn to use advanced Web search strategies including databases, directories as well as Web-search engines. Basic search skills will be reviewed and discussed. Advanced search skills will be introduced and practiced. The Web-based activities provide practical experience in comparing and evaluating subject databases, directories, e-libraries, and Web search engines in terms of their value in answering real-life reference questions.
Intended Audience
Intended for those who want to learn to more efficiently use the Web as an information source. Specifically designed for reference staff who will be using the Web to assist with reference questions.

Participants should know how to use e-mail and Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer well. Netscape or IE 4.5 or higher is preferred

Key Takeaways
  • Effective web reference strategies
  • Review: Nature of the database
  • Quality of Internet information
  • Directories/electronic libraries
  • Search engines with advanced search capabilities.
  • Find your favorite search engine
  • Conduct advanced searches on all search engines
Course Content
  • Subject specific databases
  • Ready-Reference
  • Genealogy Research
  • Homework Help
  • Consumer Medical Information
  • Business Resources
Diane Kovacs is president of Kovacs Consulting Internet & World Wide Web Training. She is the author of 8 books on using the Web for research and training. Diane writes the monthly Business Bytes for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) and is OPLIN contributing editor for Business Information. Diane holds an M.L.S. as well as a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. Her vitae is online at