Barbara De Santis
Sayreville Public School
October 2010
Approach for
evaluating
information
Search Strategies
 Alan November
 Link at
http://novemberlearning.com/resourc
es/information-literacy-resources/i-
information-literacy-qu...
Read
the url
Evaluate
the
content
Ask
about
the
author
Look
at the
links
Domain?
Extension?
Personal?
▪www.domain.ext
Read the url
www.sayrevillek12.net
www.yahoo.com
www.nasa.gov
www.af.mil
What is the domain?
www.tcnj.edu
www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us
www.nagoya-u.ac.j
www.ama-assn.org
What is the domain?
www.sayrevillek12.net
www.yahoo.com
www.nasa.gov
www.af.mil
What is the extension?
www.tcnj.edu
www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us
www.nagoya-u.ac.j
www.ama-assn.org
What is the extension?
.k12 US schools .org Any
organization
.edu Educational
organization (within
US)
.gov Government
agency
.ac Academic
organi...
Some extensions are
more reliable than
others?
(i.e., .gov versus .com.)
zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html
zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html
The forward slash =
another directory
Use zapatopi.net as th...
▪Name
▪~
▪%
▪Blog, users, members,
group
Personal Clues
www.blog.discoveryeducation.co
m/bsdbsd
www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergra
duate/documents/StudyAbroadatT
CNJPDF.pdf
Is it ...
Read the url
▪Domain?
▪Extension?
▪Personal?
Read Review
Does it make sense?
Match or conflict
Links
Updated?
Does it make sense?
Links
Updates
Writer?
Publisher?
www.easyWhois
Enter the domain
name -i.e.,
sayrevillek12.net
1. Go to www.easyWhois.com
2. Enter the entire domain
(including the extension)
3.View results.
1. Go to www.easywhois.com and enter the entire
domain in the search field.
www.easyWhois
Enter the domain
name
Links from the site
(forward links)
Links to the site
(back links)
Mouse over the link
See the url in the lower left
hand corner
Move your
mouse
over the
links.
Check url
in the
lower left
hand
corner.
Use the link command
in altavista
Go to
www.altavista.com
In the search box enter
link:entireurl (no spaces)
Example:
link:www.sayrevillek12.net
(include www and the entire
domain)
1. Go to www.altavista.com
2. Entire the complete url (includes
www.domain.ext) in the search window.
3.View results.
Links from the site
 Mouse over and view
Links to the site
Use link command at
www.altavista.com
Wayback Machine
www.archive.org
Enter url
Look at past pages
1. Go to www.archive.org
2. Enter the url.
3. Results. Select page to view.
Older
version
of MLK
page.
Read
the url
Evaluate
the
content
Ask
about
the
author
Look
at the
links
 All grades
 All About Explorers: http://www.allaboutexplorers.com
 California'sVelcro Crop under Challenge:
http://hom...
Engine versus Directory
Who is on top?
Boolean operations
Special Commands
SEARCH ENGINE DIRECTORY
http://www.learnthenet.com/animated-internet/how-search-engines-work/index.php
SEARCH ENGINE DIRECTORY
How they work
(or which site goes
first?)
(but not this one!)
Paid (sponsored- at the top)
Search term is the url
Search term is in the title
Based on # links to the site
(differen...
The first link might not be
the best!
Boolean Operators
It is all in 3 little
words- and, or , not
Quintura
Searchcredible
SweetSearch
Google
Wonderwheel
Squared
Google Wonder Wheel
www.google.com/squared
If your search term does not
create a square, you have a
chance to add 5 terms and
then square it.
Virtual index
Use altavist.com- 2
types
Host (narrow)
url (broad)
Find all the pages
from a specific
domain
Narrow large sites
Here’s how
▪Searches based on extension
▪Can add key words
▪Example
You are looking for schools
in NJ.
1. www.altavista.com
2. In the search box, enter
host:k12.nj.us
(hint- No spaces)
You are looking student
lessons from NASA
1. www.altavista.com
2. In the search box, enter
host:nasa.gov + “student
lesso...
888,100
9,900
Responses
nasa.gov + student lessons host:nasa.gov + student lessons
nasa.gov +
student
lesson +
moon + k-3,
host:nasa.gov
+student
lessons + moon
+ k-3,
nasa.gov +
student
lessons +
moon + k-3,
host:nasa.gov
+student
lessons + moon
+ k-3,
4
2,436
Why?
Find all urls containing
your key words.
Wider response
Here’s how
▪Searches based on terms in
the url
▪Can add key words
▪Example
 You are looking for schools with butterfly
gardens.
1. www.altavista.com
2. In the search box, enter
url:k12 + butterfly...
Using url:k12 will include
all web addresses
including k12 (not just
using it as an extension)
Larger number of
responses
 http://blogs.webmd.com/eye-on-
vision/uploaded_images/child-with-glasses-
istock-747730.jpg
 http://www.we-teach-
readi...
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  1. 1. Barbara De Santis Sayreville Public School October 2010
  2. 2. Approach for evaluating information Search Strategies
  3. 3.  Alan November  Link at http://novemberlearning.com/resourc es/information-literacy-resources/i- information-literacy-quiz/
  4. 4. Read the url Evaluate the content Ask about the author Look at the links
  5. 5. Domain? Extension? Personal? ▪www.domain.ext Read the url
  6. 6. www.sayrevillek12.net www.yahoo.com www.nasa.gov www.af.mil What is the domain?
  7. 7. www.tcnj.edu www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us www.nagoya-u.ac.j www.ama-assn.org What is the domain?
  8. 8. www.sayrevillek12.net www.yahoo.com www.nasa.gov www.af.mil What is the extension?
  9. 9. www.tcnj.edu www.laurelhurst.pps.k12.or.us www.nagoya-u.ac.j www.ama-assn.org What is the extension?
  10. 10. .k12 US schools .org Any organization .edu Educational organization (within US) .gov Government agency .ac Academic organization (outside the US) .net Network .com Commercial .mil Military (US) Handout ( popular extensions)
  11. 11. Some extensions are more reliable than others? (i.e., .gov versus .com.)
  12. 12. zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html The forward slash = another directory Use zapatopi.net as the entire domain.
  13. 13. ▪Name ▪~ ▪% ▪Blog, users, members, group Personal Clues
  14. 14. www.blog.discoveryeducation.co m/bsdbsd www.tcnj.edu/~goglobal/undergra duate/documents/StudyAbroadatT CNJPDF.pdf Is it personal?
  15. 15. Read the url ▪Domain? ▪Extension? ▪Personal? Read Review
  16. 16. Does it make sense? Match or conflict
  17. 17. Links Updated?
  18. 18. Does it make sense? Links Updates
  19. 19. Writer? Publisher?
  20. 20. www.easyWhois Enter the domain name -i.e., sayrevillek12.net
  21. 21. 1. Go to www.easyWhois.com
  22. 22. 2. Enter the entire domain (including the extension)
  23. 23. 3.View results.
  24. 24. 1. Go to www.easywhois.com and enter the entire domain in the search field.
  25. 25. www.easyWhois Enter the domain name
  26. 26. Links from the site (forward links) Links to the site (back links)
  27. 27. Mouse over the link See the url in the lower left hand corner
  28. 28. Move your mouse over the links. Check url in the lower left hand corner.
  29. 29. Use the link command in altavista Go to www.altavista.com
  30. 30. In the search box enter link:entireurl (no spaces) Example: link:www.sayrevillek12.net (include www and the entire domain)
  31. 31. 1. Go to www.altavista.com
  32. 32. 2. Entire the complete url (includes www.domain.ext) in the search window.
  33. 33. 3.View results.
  34. 34. Links from the site  Mouse over and view Links to the site Use link command at www.altavista.com
  35. 35. Wayback Machine www.archive.org Enter url Look at past pages
  36. 36. 1. Go to www.archive.org
  37. 37. 2. Enter the url.
  38. 38. 3. Results. Select page to view.
  39. 39. Older version of MLK page.
  40. 40. Read the url Evaluate the content Ask about the author Look at the links
  41. 41.  All grades  All About Explorers: http://www.allaboutexplorers.com  California'sVelcro Crop under Challenge: http://home.inreach.com/kumbach/velcro.html  The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus: http://www.zapatopi.net/treeoctopus  Dog Island Free Forever: http://www.thedogisland.com  Victorian Robots: http://www.bigredhair.com/robots/index.html  Middle /HS School  Dihydrogen Monoxide: http://www.dhmo.org  Feline Reactions to Bearded Men: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html  Clones R Us: http://www.d-b.net/dti/  Dehydrated Water: http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/  Petrol Direct: http://www.petroldirect.com/  For you only  Martin Luther King: http://www.martinlutherking.org (NOT for students)
  42. 42. Engine versus Directory Who is on top? Boolean operations Special Commands
  43. 43. SEARCH ENGINE DIRECTORY
  44. 44. http://www.learnthenet.com/animated-internet/how-search-engines-work/index.php
  45. 45. SEARCH ENGINE DIRECTORY
  46. 46. How they work (or which site goes first?)
  47. 47. (but not this one!)
  48. 48. Paid (sponsored- at the top) Search term is the url Search term is in the title Based on # links to the site (different for each service)
  49. 49. The first link might not be the best!
  50. 50. Boolean Operators It is all in 3 little words- and, or , not
  51. 51. Quintura Searchcredible SweetSearch Google Wonderwheel Squared
  52. 52. Google Wonder Wheel
  53. 53. www.google.com/squared
  54. 54. If your search term does not create a square, you have a chance to add 5 terms and then square it.
  55. 55. Virtual index Use altavist.com- 2 types Host (narrow) url (broad)
  56. 56. Find all the pages from a specific domain Narrow large sites
  57. 57. Here’s how ▪Searches based on extension ▪Can add key words ▪Example
  58. 58. You are looking for schools in NJ. 1. www.altavista.com 2. In the search box, enter host:k12.nj.us (hint- No spaces)
  59. 59. You are looking student lessons from NASA 1. www.altavista.com 2. In the search box, enter host:nasa.gov + “student lessons’’ (hint- space around the + sign)
  60. 60. 888,100 9,900 Responses nasa.gov + student lessons host:nasa.gov + student lessons
  61. 61. nasa.gov + student lesson + moon + k-3, host:nasa.gov +student lessons + moon + k-3,
  62. 62. nasa.gov + student lessons + moon + k-3, host:nasa.gov +student lessons + moon + k-3, 4 2,436
  63. 63. Why? Find all urls containing your key words. Wider response
  64. 64. Here’s how ▪Searches based on terms in the url ▪Can add key words ▪Example
  65. 65.  You are looking for schools with butterfly gardens. 1. www.altavista.com 2. In the search box, enter url:k12 + butterfly Words in the url might include k12
  66. 66. Using url:k12 will include all web addresses including k12 (not just using it as an extension) Larger number of responses
  67. 67.  http://blogs.webmd.com/eye-on- vision/uploaded_images/child-with-glasses- istock-747730.jpg  http://www.we-teach- reading.com/images/bigstockphoto_child_typin g_message_from_lapt_2051542.jpg  think http://www.quickandsimple.com/cm/quickandsi mple/images/ST/child-homework-istock-de.jpg  http://2013readsandreacts.files.wordpress.com/ 2010/01/depressed-child1_2112.jpg
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