The Best of the Best Ranking and Rating Digital Reference Resources
Diaz, Karen R. (1999)
What makes a Web site the best? There are myriad answers. What makes a Web site the best For reference? Even though the question is more specific, there are still many answers. A high-quality site can be hard to define in ...
Hot Topics on the Web Strategies for Research
Diaz, Karen R.; O'Hanlon, Nancy (2001)
Some of the pitfalls of research on the Web are highlighted and exacerbated when the type of research being done is for "hot," controversial, or debatable topics. Who to trust, where to find the information, and how to ...
The Invisible Web Navigating the Web outside Traditional Search Engines
Diaz, Karen R. (2000)
You've heard the pitch about how big the Web is—some 380 million pages and counting. But did you know that there is a virtual treasure trove of information that is not visible through the traditional search engines? Did ...
The Problem with Teaching "the Library" to First Years and How Metacognition Can Help
Black, Elizabeth L.; Diaz, Karen R. (2015-04-10)
Presentation delivered at the Information Literacy Summit on April 10, 2015 on the Moraine Valley Community College campus in Palos Hills, IL. Despite receiving library instruction in the university survey course, first-year ...
The Role of the Library Web Site
Diaz, Karen R. (1998)
Article describes issues, resources, and technologies on the Web that impacts reference and user services.
E-reference: incorporating electronic publications into reference
Young, Courtney L.; Diaz, Karen R. (1999)
The traditional work of reference librarians has been greatly impacted by access to electronic publications on the World Wide Web. Reference librarians are also using the Web to create electronic publications for in-library ...
It's All in What You Ask: Techniques for Enhancing Reflection and Learning in an Online Course
Diaz, Karen R.; O'Hanlon, Nancy (2010-04)
This LOEX 2010 conference presentation describes several techniques for encouraging metacognition and improving student learning, discusses how the authors used these techniques in an online course to enhance understanding ...
Filtering, Selection, and Guided Access. (Internet access in public libraries)
Diaz, Karen R. (1998)
In the great debate that continues on public Internet access, it is important not to lose sight of the difference between filtering and selection. The former seeks to keep a user from finding or viewing certain types of ...
A Game-Based Multimedia Approach to Library Orientation
O'Hanlon, Nancy; Diaz, Karen R.; Roecker, Fred (2007-05-31)
The Ohio State University Libraries Instruction Office, in collaboration with the Office of First Year Experience, created an innovative series of casual, interactive online games (matching, puzzles, crossword, multiple ...
Online Searching Skills: Development of an Inventory to Assess Self-Efficacy
Monoi, Shinichi; O'Hanlon, Nancy; Diaz, Karen R. (2005-03)
An instrument measuring online searching self-efficacy beliefs was developed. Several hypotheses related to self-efficacy and performance on assignments were tested. Students' efficacy beliefs rose significantly after ...