Information Services Cool Clicks and Data Dudes Part of the Productive Partnerships Program initiated by Mackay Libraries and Mackay West State School 2007— High School ! Yay!! More Freedom — More things to do — More people to meet! And more homework And more homework means more research • Do you like to do your research online? • Are you getting the right information? • Are you getting up-to-date information? • Are you getting information from people who know what they are talking about? • Do you know how to reference the information you get? • How can you cut your research time without dropping grades? Answer all these questions and more at: www.mackaylibraries.com.au The Homework Our Website Help page alone has 200 pages has over 30 links of hints, tips, to search engines, tricks and links directories and for YOU! information to help YOU! www.mackaybookbandits.blogspot.com PLUS - Mackay Libraries now has its own Youth Blog where you can log on and talk about the books you have to read, and the books you want to read, and music and movies and homework and school work and, well anything you want to really… Information Services Cool Clicks and Data Dudes cont. Part of the Productive Partnerships Program initiated by Mackay Libraries and Mackay West State School DATABASES - The better way to search and we have LOTS of them! Databases can save you oodles of time by taking you straight to some of the best information available online anywhere, and its FREE! All you need is your Mackay Libraries membership card. If you think all you need is Google, think again! Google is great, but there’s a lot more to it, and many other excellent search engines and directories than you might know about. Try Google’s ‘Cached’ and ‘Similar pages’ links to get more from the first page of hits. Site search can also save you time and Google Suggest Check out Ask.com, ez2find, helps with ideas Fact Monster and Sensis, for on what search easy and sometimes better terms to enter. web searching.