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