Internet Research Tips

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Internet Research Tips

  1. 1. How to Research Online
  2. 2. Search Entries1. Be specific in your search. If you want to know about Albert Einstein’s childhood: albert einstein childhood = good einstein = bad
  3. 3. Search Entries2. Leave out unnecessary words and capital letters. (is, the, of, at, in, a) Search engines do not use these.
  4. 4. Search Entries3. Use quotation marks to keep words in a certain order. If you’re looking for a specific title, search for: article “the passion of madame curie” or article “marie curie, my mother”
  5. 5. URL Meanings• .com = commerce (anything)• .net = commerce; network organizers• .edu = education• .gov = government• .org = non-profit organization
  6. 6. Is a website trustworthy?• Check the url.• Know the creator. – Look for copyright at the bottom – Find “About” page• Look for professional language and appearance
  7. 7. Would you trust this?
  8. 8. …Or this?

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