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RedLightGreen is a free resource to find important books for research, check availability in the library, and create citations.
RedLightGreen helps you locate the most important books and other research materials for your term papers and find out whether what you need is available at your favorite library. Sign in and you can format and send citations or a bibliography any way you want: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian. Just click - and it's done.
RedLightGreen searches millions of records from the RLG Union Catalog to put the most widely held, most relevant items near the top of any search results list, which helps students zero in on the most credible books and authors quickly. If a particular book is widely available, it can be considered an important source of information in its subject area: selection by dozens of academic librarians is an implicit endorsement of its worth.
Simple searching… sophisticated results
Student testing has informed the development of RedLightGreen from the start. The goal is a Web site that excels at addressing undergraduates’ research needs, while improving the quality of their research.
A familiar search interface is backed by data mining tools (Recommind Inc.’s MindServer software) that enable students using their own words and phrases to get quality results from the authenticated library catalog data at the heart of RedLightGreen.
A gateway to the library
Once students have found the books they want, just a few clicks will take them right to the entry for that book in the library catalog to check on its availability, allowing them to move quickly from initial discovery (finding relevant books) to in-depth research (getting and reading those books).
Citations in standard formats
With a few more clicks, RedLightGreen creates a properly formatted bibliography according to MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian rules. The system also provides detailed bibliographic information on any book, including data about editions, contributors, subject classifications, and more.
RedLightGreen is a tool produced by RLG and is available to any Web user.Posted by hunt-k at September 20, 2005 1:54 PM