GIS 2030 EPE, Library, and Computer
Here is the EPE passage:
Despite all sense and reason she couldnt give up worrying about her
children, couldnt give up wondering where shed failed. Hadnt she
birthed, nursed, and cuddled them? Hadnt she tucked them in, read to them, kissed
their hurts, taught them manners, disciplined them even when it had hurt her to do so?
Hadnt she watched, hawk-eyed, for their individual tastes and talents, and fostered
those talents as best she knew how? Even after theyd left home, hadnt she
called and written, fiddled with the bank accounts to send them money, taken them back in
whenever theyd wanted? Hadnt she scaled down all her great expectations to a
tepid "Whatever makes you happy" that secretly stuck in her craw? But none of
her understanding, compromises, or maneuvering had helped. All of her children . . . were
lost to her. It was one thing that her marriage had started on a tidal wave of love then
shipwrecked and bleached and dried to bitterness. That happened to so many women. But her
failure with her childrenthat was the ache for which there was no painkiller, the
foghorn she heard on the sunniest day.Lois Battle
(1996, Bed and Breakfast)
This workshop is aimed at improving your skills in accessing and storing ISP, CLL, WSU,
and WWW resources. In particular, we'll
- Explore some of Wayne State's internet resources.
- Conduct internet searches.
- Explore some other useful or fun internet links.
Creating Favorites (=Bookmarks): To avoid re-typing the
long internet address we've just typed, we need to place it in the computer's memory:
- If you are working with Internet Explorer, left-click Favorites, then Add
to Favorites, then OK. From now on, if you are anywhere on the
internet, and want to go back, you left-click Favorites, then find the address
you've just added (at the end), and left-click again.
- If you are working with Netscape, left-click Bookmarks, then Add a
Bookmark. From now on, if you are anywhere on the internet, and want to go
back, you left-click Bookmarks, then find the address you've just added (at the
end), and left-click again.
Creating and Switching Windows: Bill Gates is a rich man now thanks, in part, to
the creation of Windows--which involves working on two or more computer
applications at the same time. You have one internet application open; that's what
you're reading right now. But to write things for today's assignment, you need to
open a word-processing program as well.
- Go to File on top right of this screen, choose Save As . . . and save
this file in your computer.
- Go to top left, and click on the - sign. This minimizes this internet application,
but doesn't close it (you can still see it at the taskbar at the bottom of your screen).
Now open Microsoft Word.
- In Microsoft Word, open the file you have just copied (links2.htm).
- From now on, you'll be gathering information in your internet application, then
highlighting it there, copying it, and pasting it into your Microsoft Word links2.htm file.
With the help of your neighbors and floating instructors, answer the following
questions (use Microsoft Word to write and print your answers and hand your
answers to class instructor before going home tonight):
I. We've discussed in class David Stannard's American Holocaust. Use
your computer to find out:
- What's this book's call number? (Hint: go to Wayne State University Library System, then choose catalogs,
then Wayne. Choose the title option on the left)
- When was it published?
- Is it available right now at Wayne State, or has it been checked out?
- If available at Wayne State, at which libraries?
- Is it available at DPL? (now choose Other Library Catalogs, then DALNET,
then DPL). At which department? What's the call number there?
- Give one citation to a review of this book? (go to Electronic Resources, then First
Search to find one reference)
II. Contemporary Events:
III. Internet Searches. Use FAST Search
to find out:
- Best treatment for skunk spray (you see, it's the middle of the night, you have just
been sprayed while jogging, and you have got to do something about this, quick!)
- Capital City of the country of Bhutan.
IV. Some Useful Skills:
- Find the address, phone number, or e-mail, of a long-lost friend at: WhoWhere? Phone Numbers & Addresses.
- Use Books Online to find out the
first sentence in Chapter 1 of Nathaniel Hawthorn's House of Seven Gables.
- Visit the ISP Welcome Page ,
click Online Courses (a moving center panel) and identify online courses offered
by the ISP.
- You are considering taking a class with ISP professor Lisa Maruca, and wish to send her
an e-mail. Find her e-mail at WSU People Search.
V. Our class site:
- Visit our class site: www.cll.wayne.edu/isp/mnissani/2030/2030.htm
Now, let's say that you are going to be in Kenya for the next 3 weeks, that you'll
have ready access to the internet there, that you want to keep up with your work, and that
you want to travel light. So you only want to take with you class materials that are
NOT available online. Which pages of your coursepack do you need to take with you?
When done answering all questions, print them out, write your name on top, and hand
them in to class instructor--this is a formal class requirement.
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