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Week 3 Information2009
Week 3 Information2009
Week 3 Information2009
Week 3 Information2009
Week 3 Information2009
Week 3 Information2009
Week 3 Information2009
Week 3 Information2009
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Week 3 Information2009
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    • 1. New Media & Information Seeking COM 300 – Week 3 Finding & Evaluating Information Peg Achterman 13 April 2009
    • 2. Agenda
      • Continuing the Information Conversation
        • More on Google & Search
        • What do you trust?
        • Citation Information
        • Discussion
    • 3. Jessica (recapped)
      • Know the difference between scholarly and popular sources, between journals, magazines, and newspapers
      • Investigate the depths of a site
      • Narrow searches
    • 4.
      • Broad search, ranks sites, not complete
      • Keyword search engines search the DB for any web pages that contain words that you specify
      • Need to know effective keyword searching
    • 5.
      • You know the basics now - and/or....
      • virus – computer   the word virus but NOT the word computer
      • + sock   Only the word sock , and not the plural or any tenses or synonyms
      • ~ auto loan   loan info for both the word auto and its synonyms: truck , car , etc.
      • define: computer  definitions of the word computer from around the Web
      • red * blue   the words red and blue separated by one or more words
      • I'm Feeling Lucky Takes you directly to first web page returned for your query.
    • 6. related:www.stanford.edu (Find websites related to the Stanford University website.)   Related pages   related: info:www.stanford.edu (Find information about the Stanford University website.)   Info about a page   info: link:www.stanford.edu (Find pages that link to the Stanford University website.)   linked pages   link: DVD player $100..150 (Search for DVD players between $100 and $150)   Search within a range of numbers   [#] … [#] admission site:www.stanford.edu (Search Stanford Univ. site for admissions info.)   Search only one website   site: WHAT TO TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX   MEANING   ADVANCED OPERATORS
    • 7. Website Ownership
      • Who runs a Web site?
      • http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp
      • Do a WHOIS search:
      • www. martinlutherking .org
      • (Jessica’s example - be careful!)
    • 8.
      • http://www.archive.org/index.php
      • http: //youtomb . mit . edu/
      Internet Cemetery Find old Web pages, You Tube Videos
    • 9. Potential Pitfalls
      • Wikipedia
        • Has no authority
        • Can be edited by anyone
        • Their mistake is your mistake
        • Good road map, though
      • Dow Corporation – BBC
      • The Real Story
    • 10. Bibliographic & Tracking Tools
      • Zotero
      • EndNote
      • Iterasi
    • 11. Reading Discussion
      • Break into discussion groups
      • There are four questions (five groups)
      • Discussion – reach as much consensus as possible
      • “Report out” and group discussion

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