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  • 1. Taming the Beast Using the Internet Efficiently & Effectively
  • 2. Tame the Beast To use the Internet efficiently and effectively, you must have FEAR!
  • 3. Tame the Beast 1. Internet searching
  • 4. Become the Web Whisperer Successful Internet searches are: PLANNED Public domain image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kent_Plan.gif
    • Write out your topic .
    • Circle the keywords that give your topic meaning.
    • Use these words as your search terms . 5-8 is optimal!
    • Venture off the Google path.
    • Try page 2+ of the results list.
  • 5. Become the Web Whisperer Internet Search Guide: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Strategies.html Worksheet: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/AnalyseTopicForm.pdf A comprehensive plan Creative Commons Image by Ed Sanders from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:London_Underground_Zone_1.png
    • Use distinctive phrases in “ ” where possible – e.g. “affirmative action”.
    • Search for organizations that may have published information on your topic.
    • Include synonyms, acronyms , etc. associated with your topic keywords.
    • Try, learn, revise!
  • 6. Become the Web Whisperer Try the Search Engine Guide: http://www.searchengineguide.com/searchengines.html Create your own search engine: http://www.google.com/cse/ http://www.rollyo.com/ Some alternate search engines:
  • 7. Become the Web Whisperer Watch a quick screencast on how to use this online resource designed for student research. Try Google Scholar! http://www.screencast.com/t/MzJmMTcz
  • 8. Become the Web Whisperer Successful Internet searches are: FOCUSED YOU ARE HERE EXIT Public Domain Image from http://www.utopia-britannica.org.uk/pages/New%20Harmony.htm
    • Explore avenues that will get you to your goal.
    • Surfing/Social Media = LATER Use bookmarks/favorites to remember interesting but unrelated sites.
    • Use bookmarks or a CITATION MANAGER to keep track of where you’ve been!
  • 9. Go on to the next step: EVALUATE

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