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Using The Internet Part 1 Find

  1. 1. Taming the Beast Using the Internet Efficiently & Effectively
  2. 2. Tame the Beast To use the Internet efficiently and effectively, you must have FEAR!
  3. 3. Tame the Beast 1. Internet searching
  4. 4. Become the Web Whisperer Successful Internet searches are: PLANNED Public domain image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kent_Plan.gif <ul><li>Write out your topic . </li></ul><ul><li>Circle the keywords that give your topic meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these words as your search terms . 5-8 is optimal! </li></ul><ul><li>Venture off the Google path. </li></ul><ul><li>Try page 2+ of the results list. </li></ul>
  5. 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 <ul><li>Use distinctive phrases in “ ” where possible – e.g. “affirmative action”. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for organizations that may have published information on your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Include synonyms, acronyms , etc. associated with your topic keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Try, learn, revise! </li></ul>
  6. 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. 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. 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 <ul><li>Explore avenues that will get you to your goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Surfing/Social Media = LATER Use bookmarks/favorites to remember interesting but unrelated sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Use bookmarks or a CITATION MANAGER to keep track of where you’ve been! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Go on to the next step: EVALUATE

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