Computer Software Includes programs Operating System= The program the runs the computers Windows 7 or Windows XP Microsoft Office= Software package including Word, Excel, PowerPoint programs. Web browser= program used to access the web Internet Explorer Firefox
WWWWeb page – a single document or page onthe world wide web.Website – a group of related web pageswith a common address.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The address that connects you with a website.Parts of the URLhttp://www.westhavenpl.org/ http:// = protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol www. = World Wide Web westhavenpl = domain name .org = domain typeDomain Types .com = commercial .org = generally nonprofit organizations .edu = higher education .gov = U.S. government agency
Search Engine Definition A website that indexes billions of pages and sites on the world wide web. Examples
Modifying ResultsQuotation marks “ ” Creates a phrase search with the exact words in the exact order.Advanced Search Google, Dogpile, and other true search engines allow you to use parameters to help adjust your search.
Evaluating Websites• Accuracy Who wrote the page? Can you contact them? What is the purpose or why was it created?• Authority What credentials are listed for the author(s)? What institution publishes this? Check the domain.• Objectivity How detailed is the information? Why was this site created? Does the information show a minimum of bias?
Evaluating Websites4. Currency When was it created? When was it last updated? Are the links current and live?5. Coverage What is the intrinsic value of the information? Is the material in-depth? Is the information provided cited? Is the information free?
Trusted health informationhttp://medlineplus.gov