How to do research searching for information on the internet

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How to do research searching for information on the internet

  1. 1. Source: http://www.kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html
  2. 2. Searching for Information Attribution: "3d puppet, holding big magnifier“ Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/home/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/40780016@N02/3915512820
  3. 4. Attribution: "Firefox on the rise" http://www.flickr.com/photos/77941960@N00/67984062 Attribution: "Google logo render - Mark Knol" http://www.flickr.com/photos/25064547@N06/2568436053
  4. 5. Search Strategy
  5. 6. “ Exact Phrase”
  6. 7. AND
  7. 8. EXCLUDE
  8. 9. REFINE SITE: UK , GOV … FILETYPE: PDF , DOC , XLS Define: Capital Punishment
  9. 10. Research Topic: Adel Othmani <ul><li>Search Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Adel Othmani </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adel Othmani” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adel Othmani” + site:uk </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Adel Othmani&quot; + news articles + death penalty </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Adel Othmani&quot; + news articles + &quot;death penalty&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Adel Othmani&quot; + news articles + &quot;death penalty&quot; + site:bbc.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Adel Othmani&quot; + &quot;death sentence&quot; + news articles </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Adel Othmani&quot; + &quot;death sentence&quot; + news articles + site:com </li></ul># of results 48,400 14,500 59 1240 752 2 7060 1590 Searched Nov 2011
  10. 11. Research Topic: Death Penalty Define your topic? Identify what information you need? Brainstorm “search terms” / “vocabulary items” & strategy Select the best reliable sources SKIMMING, SCANNING, SQ3R and take notes Who will be interested in producing the information?
  11. 13. Search Strategy Practice – Boolify Source: http://www.boolify.org/
  12. 14. Source: http://www.kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html
  13. 15. Academic Search Engine Source: http://education.iseek.com
  14. 16. Academic Search Engine Source: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/
  15. 17. METASEARCH ENGINE Source: http://www.dogpile.com
  16. 18. METASEARCH ENGINE Source: http://www.mashpedia.com/

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