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Internet:  Myths and Reality
The Web and the Law <ul><li>No one  has  to tell the truth  </li></ul><ul><li>Only Internet laws --  pornography & copyrig...
<ul><li>WWW is wonderful   </li></ul><ul><li>for communications </li></ul><ul><li>for entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>for...
The Web and Research <ul><li>Not the greatest for Educational research. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 25% research worthy -- most...
What’s the difference ??? WWW vs. Internet <ul><li>Internet -- system of connecting computers around the world </li></ul><...
To Use Internet for Research   <ul><li>Reputable search engines like Google (not Yahoo or Ask Jeeves  -- topic searches no...
How Search Engines Work <ul><li>Gobots, robots or spiders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorize www computer directories </li></u...
NOT the be all -- end all  Info HAS to be used  quickly ,  easily  , get  primary source documents
Grows by 25 pages per second.  Fluid, anonymous,  constantly changing. Information Superhighway
Suggestions for Research <ul><li>Permit fewer Internet citations on research papers </li></ul><ul><li>Require use of  prim...
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  1. 1. Internet: Myths and Reality
  2. 2. The Web and the Law <ul><li>No one has to tell the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Only Internet laws -- pornography & copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to enforce – use is international </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>WWW is wonderful  </li></ul><ul><li>for communications </li></ul><ul><li>for entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>for business </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Web and Research <ul><li>Not the greatest for Educational research. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 25% research worthy -- most is pay-for-view on the Invisible Web---like EBSCO and Worldbook and Gale. (Traveler databases) </li></ul><ul><li>Pay-for-view sites never show up in search results list from search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose reputable pages and current pages --only use .gov or .edu (these we EXPECT to be the truth) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s the difference ??? WWW vs. Internet <ul><li>Internet -- system of connecting computers around the world </li></ul><ul><li>WWW -- subset of computers using HTML software or web software sharing info from hard drives or servers </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines search subset of WWW computers only </li></ul>
  6. 6. To Use Internet for Research <ul><li>Reputable search engines like Google (not Yahoo or Ask Jeeves -- topic searches not keyword-- good for searching for hotels, products, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER use the search button on browser </li></ul><ul><li>Use 3 to 4 words with +sign </li></ul><ul><li>Use Boolean logic to limit search </li></ul><ul><li>Use quotes around compound nouns and phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Only first 10 hits on results list; Go back, refine your search terms if not useful </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t search from location bar </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Search Engines Work <ul><li>Gobots, robots or spiders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorize www computer directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List on search engine where search terms found </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broken links = search engine not updated regularly </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. NOT the be all -- end all Info HAS to be used quickly , easily , get primary source documents
  9. 9. Grows by 25 pages per second. Fluid, anonymous, constantly changing. Information Superhighway
  10. 10. Suggestions for Research <ul><li>Permit fewer Internet citations on research papers </li></ul><ul><li>Require use of primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Require use of Traveler and district provided databases “Invisible Web” </li></ul><ul><li>Educate faculty and students on educational and ethical use of computer resources </li></ul>
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