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Findings: School libraries can address the issue of girls' less equal access to technology by using the metasites or directories of public web sites that would link to sites on technology for teenage girls identified in this study.

Abstract: Around the world, girls do not have equal access to technology both physically and intellectually. School library programs are uniquely positioned to address this issue by promoting Internet sites for girls to use technology. Providing relevant and attractive web sites for girls has interested education, organizations, and business in recent years. Since thousands of Web sites target teenage girl audiences, the focus of this research was metasites or directories of public web sites that would link to sites on technology for teenage girls. These metasites and other web sites that support teenage girls' knowledge and involvement in technology are analyzed. See:

Farmer, L.S. (2004) Using Internet metasites to foster teenage girls' interest in technology. School Libraries Worldwide, 10 (1-2),

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