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Success Matters – Week 4


Searching the Web
Evaluating Web Resources
Searching the Web

• What is a search engine?


• What’s the difference between a “major”
  search engine and a “meta” sea...
• Alta Vista - large database, capable of complex search
  techniques & specialized searches
• Excite - attempts to find c...
Meta Search Engines

• WebCrawler – Searches top search engines
  including Google, Yahoo!, MSN search, and
  more.
• Cnet...
Searching

• What is the purpose of the “+” sign?

• What is the purpose of quotation marks?
Searching

• What is a boolean operator?

• AND, AND NOT, OR
Question?

• How would you prepare a search on the Web
  for a project on The History of Tobogganing
  in Canada?
Suggestions?

• History + toboggan + Canada

• History AND toboggan AND Canada

• Tobaggan AND Canada

• History AND tobog...
URLs

• Learning about Web addresses or URLs
  (universe resource locators) will assist in
  determining the authenticity ...
URL’s Broken Down
File Structure

• File structure hierarchy

                          apa.org
Home organization



                       ...
Dot ?

•   .org – charitable organization
•   .ca – country
•   .on.ca – province, country
•   .edu – American postseconda...
Watch out for

• Vanity publishing
• A specific document that has information of
  value but hasn't been through the peer ...
More

• Public Relations or Advertising

• Sites designed to promote a specific company,
  point of view, or self-publishi...
And more…

• Blogs

• Some blogs are written by authorities, others
  are venues to promote a certain point of view.
• Eg....
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  1. 1. Success Matters – Week 4 Searching the Web Evaluating Web Resources
  2. 2. Searching the Web • What is a search engine? • What’s the difference between a “major” search engine and a “meta” search engine?
  3. 3. • Alta Vista - large database, capable of complex search techniques & specialized searches • Excite - attempts to find concepts related to search terms with "Search for more documents like this one" • Google - results ranked by "importance" measured by which sites and how many sites link to the page. • HotBot - complex searches, sophisticated limitation abilities Major Search Engines
  4. 4. Meta Search Engines • WebCrawler – Searches top search engines including Google, Yahoo!, MSN search, and more. • Cnet Search.com - Searches 11 engines or choose search by subject category. • DogPile - Simple and Boolean searches 25 search engines, you choose order.
  5. 5. Searching • What is the purpose of the “+” sign? • What is the purpose of quotation marks?
  6. 6. Searching • What is a boolean operator? • AND, AND NOT, OR
  7. 7. Question? • How would you prepare a search on the Web for a project on The History of Tobogganing in Canada?
  8. 8. Suggestions? • History + toboggan + Canada • History AND toboggan AND Canada • Tobaggan AND Canada • History AND toboggan
  9. 9. URLs • Learning about Web addresses or URLs (universe resource locators) will assist in determining the authenticity of the source.
  10. 10. URL’s Broken Down
  11. 11. File Structure • File structure hierarchy apa.org Home organization monitor/oct00/ File folders Actual document workplace.html
  12. 12. Dot ? • .org – charitable organization • .ca – country • .on.ca – province, country • .edu – American postsecondary school • .com – commercial business • .net – suffix
  13. 13. Watch out for • Vanity publishing • A specific document that has information of value but hasn't been through the peer review process or hasn't been published by academic sources • Requires the reader's critical analysis.
  14. 14. More • Public Relations or Advertising • Sites designed to promote a specific company, point of view, or self-publishing. • Find the Right School
  15. 15. And more… • Blogs • Some blogs are written by authorities, others are venues to promote a certain point of view. • Eg. Stephen Downes – www.downes.ca • http://www.crooksandliars.com
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