New Media & Information Seeking COM 300 – Week 3 Finding & Evaluating Information Peg Achterman 13 April 2009
Continuing the Information Conversation
More on Google & Search
What do you trust?
Know the difference between scholarly and popular sources, between journals, magazines, and newspapers
Investigate the depths of a site
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
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.
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
Who runs a Web site?
Do a WHOIS search:
www. martinlutherking .org
(Jessica’s example - be careful!)
http: //youtomb . mit . edu/
Internet Cemetery Find old Web pages, You Tube Videos