Information in the Digital Age Challenges and advantages of using Google and the Library
Stats about Internet Search91% of Online Adults use search engines to find information on the web73% of search engine users say that most or all the information they find as they use search engines is accurate and trustworthy
Content Farms Overview of Content Farms: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/2 1/135514220/webs-content- farms-grow-audiences-for-ads Latest News on Content Farms: http://searchengineland.com /library/content-farms
Filter BubblesNot Signed in:1. Delete cookies2. Or “opt out”Signed in:1. “Hide personal results”2. Or remove Google Web History Turn off personalization: http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=e n&answer=54048
Search Tips from Keep it simple. Describe what you want in as few terms as possible. Think of how the page you want will be written. Use words that are likely to appear on the page. Use descriptive, specific words. Avoid general or common words. Slides 15-18 developed by: Trent Maverick Tasha Bergson-Michelson
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Library is the best at… Librarians to help you! Privacy – no personalization or filter bubble Balance No Content Farms Scholarly
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Require Library Sources Unit 6 Assignment This assignment is devoted to researching your specific public health topic. Find at least five peer-reviewed articles related to your topic. Use the Online Library to find quality articles.
Does it matter where you get info? What do you think?
Resources Overview of Content Farms: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/21/135514220/webs-content-farms-grow- audiences-for-ads Latest News on Content Farms: http://searchengineland.com/library/content-farms TED talk on Filter Bubbles: http://blog.ted.com/2011/05/02/beware-online- filter-bubbles-eli-pariser-on-ted-com/ Turn off Personalization in Google: http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=5404 8 Google Search Education Lesson Plans:https://sites.google.com/site/gwebsearcheducation/lessonplans Google’s search Tips & Tricks:http://www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks/ LifeHacker’s Evaluation Techniques: http://lifehacker.com/5950871/how- to-spot-truth-in-the-sea-of-lies-rumors-and-myths-on-the-internet
References ListcomScore, Inc. (2012, October 11). comScore releases September 2012 search engine rankings [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/ Press_Releases/2012/10/comScore_Releases_September _2012_U.S._Search_Engine_RankingsPurcell, K., Brenner, J., & Rainie, L. (2012, March 9). Search engine use 2012. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/ 2012/Search-Engine-Use-2012.aspxUniversity of Minnesota. (2012). Library Data and Student Success [PowerPoint Presentation from the Lib Tec Conference]. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2012/s essions/28/