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Super Searching 3

  1. 1. Super Searching Or… how to find it in a flash! Linda Murray Library Media Specialist Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
  2. 2. Before you Begin <ul><li>Set up your search strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the assignment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your topic? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What keywords will you use for your search? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What resources will you use and where will you find them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription Databases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Directories and Search Engines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library catalog Webpath express </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want your final product to look like? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Subscription Databases <ul><ul><li>ABC-CLIO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EBSCOhost Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facts on File </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gale Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lit Finder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ProQuest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen Health and Wellness </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Directories <ul><li>Directories are a group of websites assembled by categories that are edited by people. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians’ Internet Index </li></ul>
  5. 5. Search Engines & Meta Search Engines <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul><ul><li>AltaVista </li></ul><ul><li>Dogpile </li></ul><ul><li>Clusty </li></ul>spiders
  6. 6. Portals <ul><li>Portals are gateways to Internet resources on various topics including weather, entertainment, shopping etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>Lycos </li></ul><ul><li>Intute </li></ul>
  7. 7. Searching Techniques <ul><li>Wild card/ Truncation* </li></ul><ul><li>“Phrase” </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced searching </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wildcard/Truncation* <ul><li>Most useful in online catalogs, truncation will help you find something if you don’t know how to spell a word. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “Phrase Searching” <ul><li>Phrase searching is achieved by putting quotation marks around the phrase. The search engine will return only hits that have the exact phrase with the words in the exact order. </li></ul><ul><li>internet security </li></ul><ul><li>“ internet security” </li></ul>
  10. 10. internet security
  11. 11. “internet security”
  12. 12. Advanced Searching <ul><li>Advanced searching helps you to narrow your search and access more relevant results. </li></ul>
  13. 13. internet security – advanced search
  14. 14. Internet security- advanced search
  15. 15. Internet security - government
  16. 16. Internet security - government
  17. 17. Works Cited <ul><li>Notess, Greg R. Teaching Web Searching Skills. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.. 2007. </li></ul>Image Sources