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Online search 1 day

  1. 1. Laurence Yap/Training 1 Internet Information Research Skills: Get what you want in 5 minutes
  2. 2. Laurence Yap/Training 2
  3. 3. Laurence Yap/Training 3 Objectives: Understand the internet history, etiquette and politics Aware of info management and online search skills Practice different information searching tools - directories, search engines, mailing lists and newsgroups Able to evaluate information
  4. 4. Laurence Yap/Training 4 Outline 1. Introduction - video, test and needs 2. Online Search Skills 3. Search Tools: Search engine, directories and communication 4. Evaluation and sharing - exercise 5. Conclusion - test and summary
  5. 5. Laurence Yap/Training 5 1. Introduction What is internet?  NEC Research Institute estimated that as of February 1999, there were 2.8 million publicly accessible web servers 800 million pages on the web, as of Feb, 1999 Network of networks
  6. 6. Laurence Yap/Training 6 Too wide!!
  7. 7. Laurence Yap/Training 7 1.1 Your needs? 1. What information you want to have right now? A.________________________ B. _______________________ C. _______________________
  8. 8. Laurence Yap/Training 8 1.2 Intro: History What do you know about internet history? 1962-1969 APRANET 1970-1988 Universities, government, major corporations 1988-1990 Decommission APRANET, renamed INTERNET 1991-1993 Commercial activities allowed, Gopher and Mosaic 1994-1996 Netscape - 40 million users …………………………………………………………………… ..  BBN Timeline  http://www.bbn.com/customer_connection/timeline. htm
  9. 9. Laurence Yap/Training 9 1.3 Introduction: Test how many web pages in internet know? Name three major search engines? Name two web based mailing list? Is Yahoo a directory? What is meta-search engine? What is mailing list used for?
  10. 10. Laurence Yap/Training 10 1.4 Browser - functions Homepage Back.Forward - Fast Back Find within the same document Organize info - Bookmark Save
  11. 11. Laurence Yap/Training 11 2: Online Search Skills Techniques Identify your topic Search Information   Evaluate information Apply information Store information Share information Info Management
  12. 12. Laurence Yap/Training 12 Overview: Techniques Know what you want Decide the tools Right keywords and BO Bookmark the site
  13. 13. Laurence Yap/Training 13 2.1 Know What you want ?  What is your subject matter?  What info you want? Reports? Pictures? Discussion? How long is your search time? •Exercise: Define three area……..
  14. 14. Laurence Yap/Training 14 2.2 Decide the tools  General Info  Directories  Specific info Search engine  Communication  Mailing List/ Newsgroups/Online Chat •Exercise: Define the tools in those areas……..
  15. 15. Laurence Yap/Training 15 2.3 Right keywords  What are the keywords? Memosa Pudica Kitty Cat or Hello Kitty  What are the alternate keywords? •Exercise: Define keywords of three areas……..
  16. 16. Laurence Yap/Training 16 2.4 Book Mark  Bookmark it  Create Folder, Change name  Create a off-site bookmark •Exercise: Create three folder names
  17. 17. Laurence Yap/Training 17 3.O Search Tools: directories and search engine communication General Info  Directories  Specific info Search engine  Communication  Mailing List/ Newsgroups/Online Chat
  18. 18. Laurence Yap/Training 18 3.1 Search Tools: a. General Directories  Yellow Pages, see Looksmart.com  Human Pick  General Information
  19. 19. Laurence Yap/Training 19 3.1 Search Tools: •Exercise: Find your information here   
  20. 20. Laurence Yap/Training 20 3.1 Search Tools: b.Specialize Directories Other Directories www.miningco.com - coach Coach approach - articles, links, chat Index 24,000 categories •Exercise: Find your information here
  21. 21. Laurence Yap/Training 21 3.1 Search Tools: •Exercise: Find your information here   Malaysia online   oldest directory  16,000 academic  resources
  22. 22. Laurence Yap/Training 22 3.1 Search Tools: •Exercise: Find your information here   personal trailblazer  Zinezone  
  23. 23. Laurence Yap/Training 23 3.2 Search Tools: Search Engines •Exercise: Find your information here    • • Pick up by software: Robot, Bot etc • Look for specific information • Detective
  24. 24. Laurence Yap/Training 24 3.2 Search Tools: Search Engines Exercise: List 3 BO for each of the information you need    • Boolean Operator Add + Wild card * Minus - Exact phrase “….” Bracket ( )
  25. 25. Laurence Yap/Training 25 3.2 Search Tools: Search Engines •Exercise: Find your information here    •• Index 8% of web Index 8% of web; from HotWired; Select Pull Down Menu Index 15% of the web
  26. 26. Laurence Yap/Training 26 3.2 Search Tools: Meta Search Engines   •• Combine search engines • Similar BO • General terms
  27. 27. Laurence Yap/Training 27 23 search engines + FTP and Usenet Pull down menus list of meta search engines 3.2 Search Tools: Meta Search Engines •Exercise: Find your information here   
  28. 28. Laurence Yap/Training 28 3.3 Communication: web based mailing list •Exercise: Find your information here    • Web/Email Based Mailing List •Register as member •Example: TQM in Egroups
  29. 29. Laurence Yap/Training 29 3.3 Communication: Email based mailing list •Exercise: Find your information here    - www.liszt.com - subscibe listname - unsubscribe - listserv/majodomo
  30. 30. Laurence Yap/Training 30 3.3 Communication: Dejanews •Exercise: Find your information here    - www.dejanews.com - soc.culture.malaysia - use newsreader
  31. 31. Laurence Yap/Training 31 4. Evaluation and Sharing  Evaluation of Information author’s authority publisher’s background currency: date reference of other sources motive: commercial, academic or propaganda
  32. 32. Laurence Yap/Training 32 Internet Politics Virus Freedom of speech Pornography Company policies Copy right Sharing information
  33. 33. Laurence Yap/Training 33 5. Conclusion and Summaries internet history, etiquette and politics info management and online search skills directories, search engines, mailing lists and newsgroups evaluate information
  34. 34. Laurence Yap/Training 34 5. Conclusion and Summaries

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