April 25, 1996 Vol. 25 No. 31
By Doug Stanfield
See the USA
Spring has been a long time coming, but it's finally time to dust off the
bulky road atlas and plan a trip or two, right?
Well, maybe not.
Carolyn Dudas, a student at Penn
State Erie, The Behrend College, sent a note about a new service on
MapQuest is a free site that lets you find a business, address or city;
zoom in on any location in the United States; set your own viewing preferences;
add points of interest to your maps and save them for later use. It's offered
by a company that has other things for sale, of course, but they don't seem
to have skimped on MapQuest's features just because it's free. You'll need
to give them your name and e-mail address to be able to customize and save
maps, and to use some of the other features.
The network connection is slow from time to time, especially in the afternoons.
But this one is worth a visit if you do much traveling.
The company's main Web site is URL: http://www.geosys.com/.
The MapQuest URL is: http://www.mapquest.com/
The GURU knows
GURU is the name of a clever Web site at Penn State intended to be a one-stop
source for official Penn State policies, procedures, form usage instructions
and other business information and tools.
The Office of Systems and Procedures, which manages this site, has recently
added a decision tool function to GURU (the General University Reference
Utility) which takes the user through a series of questions and answers
to lead to a correct decision based upon the responses the user provides.
So far, there are two tools available under GURU, with many more planned.
To access the decision tool, click on the toolbox icon.
More places to go
And finally, Pete Weiss sends this along for those needing information on
how to cite Internet information resources:
APA Publication Manual crib sheet
Bibliographic formats for citing
Citing computer documents
Electronic sources: APA style of
Electronic sources: MLA style of
MLA-style citations of electronic
-- MLA Citation Guide
-- Web extension to APA style
-- Williams College Library Web
If you know of an unusual or particularly innovative use of the Web, please
send the URL to email@example.com.
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