Boston Public Library
Internet
Electronic Resources


Internet Guides
     Find information by subject
     Use search engines to find information
     Other guides and tutorials to learn the Internet
Library catalogs
Specialized reference departments
Additional Internet pathfinders

To find Internet information on a subject:

Use the Electronic Resources links
   A. On the left-hand column of this page (the yellow column), look down the list and click on the subject you are interested in.
Or
   B. Click here and fill in a word or term in the box labeled "Search BPL Electronic Resources Webpages:"
      For example: enter "doctor" in the search box

Use a search engine to find other Web resources

Search engines let you use terms or key words to browse the Web for information.
            Tips on using search engines.

   A. Google - a good beginners' search engine
   B. FirstGov - U.S. Government information
   C. Search Engine Watch - search engines grouped by categories and subjects

     The Library also provides reference over the telephone 617-536-5400 and electronically.

Internet guides and On-line tutorials

These sites are guides and tutorials that will help you learn about the Internet and how to use it.
   A. LivingInternet.com This site offers information on how the Internet, the World Wide Web, E-mail, User Groups, etc. were invented, how they work, and how to use them.
   B. Learn the Net This site may be viewed in several languages.
   C. The HelpWeb

Library catalogs
In the Library's catalogs, search for, and reserve, materials on this subject.

Specialized reference departments
The Library has specialized reference departments to help you find additional information and also provides reference over the telephone 617-536-5400 and electronically.

Additional Internet links/pathfinders for this subject:

  • Librarian's Index to the Internet , click on "Internet"
  • Internet Public Library
  • About.com
  • Refdesk.com, in "Search Refdesk", enter "internet guides".
  •      The Library also provides reference over the telephone 617-536-5400 and electronically.

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