The Lebanon Public Library has no control over the information posted on and accessed through the Internet. The Library neither endorses nor is responsible for the content of the Internet sites mentioned on the Library's web page.
That said, there is a world of fascinating material available via the World Wide Web! Lebanon Public Library encourages patrons to utilize the information available on the internet. We have chosen links to sites we feel may be helpful for patrons' research and informational needs.
Be Web Savvy
Getting the best out of the internet is not always easy. We recommend the following smart searching strategies:
- Use more than one search engine. Each search engine is different and indexes websites that another search engine might not have. See our list of search engines under Computers & Internet Resources.
- Consider the source. Anyone can post material on the internet. So when you are looking at an article, ask yourself the following questions:
- "Is there a respected company/institution that supports this website?"
- "Does the author give his/her name and company?"
- "Is the writer an expert, and who says so?"
- Look for "happy" endings! Sites that control content centrally like universities, museums, or governments are less likely to contain information that is significantly skewed by personal opinion or commercial interests (but not always!). Look for the following endings for simple URLs:
- Be careful with personal information. One of the challenges today is dealing with identity theft. Always think hard before you give out personal and/or financial information on a website. Make sure the website is encrypted (look for the letters "https" at the beginning of the URL or a little padlock icon). And finally, take whatever steps necessary to make sure the site you are on is genuine (anti-"phish"ing technology, search for the company and compare addresses, call the company to confirm, et cetera).