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Internet hunt 101


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Internet hunt 101

  1. 1. Internet Hunt 101 Group Three
  2. 2. Internet Basics <ul><li>What is the internet? </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks </li></ul><ul><li>Internet is a worldwide system of computer networks. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How and when do we use internet? <ul><li>Store information e.g. Dropbox, bookmarks, favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking e.g. facebook, myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Communication e.g. twitter, LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Resource for research e.g. google scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Share information e.g. blogging </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is an internet browser? Give examples <ul><li>Is the program that you use to access the internet and view web pages on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of browsers are; </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Opera </li></ul><ul><li>Google Chrome </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Safari, etc </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a URL? <ul><li>It is a website address </li></ul><ul><li>How do you verify a URL? </li></ul><ul><li>For example, verifying </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the URL by; </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the page; the name, if the date is updated, links </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cross check with other pages </li></ul><ul><li>Find out the owner of the domain i.e. Go to ‘’ or ‘’, type in the url and click on </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a search engine? How many have you used and what purposes? <ul><li>A search engine is a tool used for finding specific information on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Bing </li></ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul><ul><li>Fagan finder </li></ul><ul><li>True knowledge </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do you search in the search engine? <ul><li>Choose one of the search engine that you prefer e.g. google </li></ul><ul><li>Open google in the internet browser </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>(Looking for the number of students that were admitted to the Makerere University in academic year 2011/12) </li></ul><ul><li>1 st option </li></ul><ul><li>Use exact search </li></ul><ul><li>Type in “number of students that were admitted to the Makerere University in academic year 2010/2011” </li></ul><ul><li>On using option 1, you find that the exact information is not available, hence using option 2 or option 3 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>2 nd option </li></ul><ul><li>Use advance search </li></ul><ul><li>Go to your search engine, click on advanced search and fill in the specifications of your search so as to make it as exact as possible </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>3 rd option </li></ul><ul><li>Doing a direct search through the search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the search engine and type in the standard source of information/ website that you want to visit e.g. the Makerere University website </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are bookmarks and why/when do we need them? <ul><li>Bookmarks is computer feature that lets you save the address (URL) of a webpage so that you can easily re-visit the page at a later time. ( </li></ul>
  13. 13. How do you use the information from the internet? <ul><li>Using the Uganda Budget 2011/2012 ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use it for finding contacts </li></ul><ul><li>To make a background of your story </li></ul><ul><li>Use it as follow up </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cautions to take to take when using information from the internet <ul><li>Avoid plagiarism when using the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of internet security </li></ul><ul><li>Be keen to verify information </li></ul>