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  • 1. Using the Web for Research Dr. Carla Piper Brandman University
  • 2. Using the Internet: World Wide Web
    • Firefox Browser
    • Internet Explorer
    Graphics Interactive Links TEXT Sound Video
  • 3. How does the web work?
    • Computers that hold information for access on the web called WWW Servers.
    • Type the address of the server into your browser – File: Open Location
    • The URL – Uniform Resource Locator will find the server for you to “talk to.
    • The URL takes you to the “home page.”
    • http:// = H yper T ext T ransfer P rotocol – way of transferring HTML web pages
  • 4. Types of Websites - Extensions
    • .gov – government site – www.ed.gov
    • .edu – university site – www.brandman.edu
    • .com – commercial site – www.amazon.com
    • .net – originally network or e-mail website*
    • .org – originally organization site*
    • .mil – military site
    • . K12.ca.us – public school site (k-12)
    • .html – the web page extension – H yper T ext M arkup L anguage (or .htm)
      • * Opened up top-level domains .org and .net to allow other types of websites. Additional extensions have been suggested and are being reviewed.
  • 5. Web Search Engines
    • Databases of information
    • Yahoo – www.yahoo.com
      • Subject Directories (TREE)
      • most widely-used internet catalog
      • Professionals classify web pages into categories
      • Yahooligans for kids
    • Dogpile, Bing, Alta Vista, Hotbot, Lycos
    • Ask.com – http://www.ask.com/
      • Type in a simple question in plain English
    • Search Engine Guide - http://www.searchengineguide.com/
  • 6. Other Search Engines
    • Meta-search Engines –
      • MetaCrawler, Inference Find. Ixquick
      • Combine results of several search engines into one
    • Specialized Search Services – Deja-News
    • Google – http://www.google.com
    • Advanced Google Searches
  • 7. Government Databases
    • National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov/  
    • Library of Congress – http://www.loc.gov
    • U.S. Department of Education – http://www.ed.gov
    • ERIC – Educational Research Information Center – http://www.eric.ed.gov
      • Journal Abstracts and Digests
      • Site-specific Search Engine for Education
  • 8. Boolean Logic for Searching
    • Boolean Logic – means by which search terms can be combined
    • Boolean Operators – keywords
    • Most Common Used by Search Engines
      • And – all specified search terms appear
      • Or – At least one of the specified terms appears
      • And Not/Not – Excludes terms
      • Near/Followed by – Based on proximity of words to one another
  • 9. Boolean “ or” links two terms and expands a search “ and” links two terms and narrows search “ not” narrows a search by excluding a 2 nd term
  • 10. General Guidelines
    • The internet is not like a library
      • No established set of rules
      • Not specialists – like trained librarians
      • No organization
    • Most useful as supplementary tool
    • No guarantees that source is reliable or unbiased – anyone can publish
    • Can be a black hole – sources disappear
    • Be patient – the web is often slow
    • Useful information is not always free!
  • 11. Ask yourself these questions:
    • What server did you find the information on?
    • Who wrote or put up the information?
    • What are the credentials of the author or web manager?
    • Could there be a hidden agenda behind this information source?
    • The web is not an encyclopedia!
  • 12. Information Literacy
    • You have the ability to:
    • Know when you need information
    • Know how to find information
    • Know how to evaluate information
    • Know how to process information
    • Know how to use information to make appropriate decisions in your life
    http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/info_literacy/
  • 13. Brandman University Library Services http://www1.chapman.edu/library/
    • Click on General Database Link
    • Click on “show more” under “change subject”
    • Choose “education” - http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/COU/browse/facets/subject/230
      • Education Full Text – HW Wilson
      • ERIC – HW Wilson or EBESCO
  • 14. Search Database by Subject
    • Technology
    • Education
    • Computers
    • Other Content Areas
  • 15. Search through Journal Finder
  • 16. ERIC ERIC - Great site for learning all about ERIC Resources - http://www.eric.ed.gov/ ERIC Digests http://www.ericdigests.org Learning APA Style: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx
  • 17. Resources
    • Brandman University Library Services - http://www1.chapman.edu/library/centers/
    • Brandman University Tutorials and Research Guides - http://chapman.libguides.com/brandman
    • Education Databases - http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/COU/browse/facets/subject/230
    • Course Guides (Download EDUU451/551 guide) - http://chapman.libguides.com/content.php?pid=58069&sid=591620
    • Using the Internet: World Wide Web Pages Featuring Education - http://www.ed.gov/pubs/OR/ConsumerGuides/webpage.html
    • Information Literacy: The Web is not an Encyclopedia - http://www.oit.umd.edu/units/web/literacy/
    • Penn State Boolean Searching - http://www.sgps.psu.edu/foweb/lib/boolean_search/index.html
    • About.com – Learn How to Use Boolean Search Operators - http://websearch.about.com/od/internetresearch/a/boolean.htm
    • Internet Tutorials - http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.asp