WHPL Internet and Searching Basics

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Class on internet use and searching taught at the West Haven Public Library in West Haven, CT.

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WHPL Internet and Searching Basics

  1. 1. Internet and Searching http://www.westhavenpl.org/
  2. 2. Web Browser: Internet Explorer URL- Address Navigation- Back & Forward Search Box
  3. 3. W W W Web page – a single document or page on the world wide web. Website – a group of related web pages with a common address.
  4. 4. URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The address that connects you with a website. Parts of the URL http://www.westhavenpl.org/ http:// = protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol www. = World Wide Web westhavenpl = domain name .org = domain type Domain Types .com = commercial .org = generally nonprofit organizations .edu = higher education .gov = U.S. government agency
  5. 5. Search Engine <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>A website that indexes billions of pages and sites on the world wide web. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>largest </li></ul><ul><li>a Directory – organizes by subject </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft product </li></ul><ul><li>a metasearch engine </li></ul><ul><li>Just to name a few! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Search Engines http:// www.google.com http:// www.yahoo.com http:// www.bing.com http://www.dogpile.com
  7. 7. How to Search <ul><li>Search Box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy but returns LOTS of results! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Modifying Results <ul><li>Boolean Operators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition: A way of combining words to make your search more specific. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> NOT </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. AND <ul><li>+ will narrow by specifying that ALL words must be present in the search results. </li></ul><ul><li> France +travel </li></ul>
  10. 10. OR <ul><li>OR will broaden by specifying that EITHER word must be present in the search results. </li></ul><ul><li>France OR travel </li></ul>
  11. 11. NOT <ul><li>- will narrow by specifying that ONE word must be excluded in the search results. </li></ul><ul><li> France -travel </li></ul>
  12. 12. Modifying Results <ul><li>Quotation marks “ ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a phrase search with the exact words in the exact order. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google, Dogpile, and other true search engines allow you to use parameters to help adjust your search. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Evaluating Websites <ul><li>Accuracy Who wrote the page? Can you contact them? What is the purpose or why was it created? </li></ul><ul><li>Authority What credentials are listed for the author(s)? What institution publishes this? Check the domain . </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity How detailed is the information? Why was this site created? Does the information show a minimum of bias? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Evaluating Websites <ul><li>4. Currency When was it created? When was it last updated? Are the links current and live? </li></ul><ul><li>5. Coverage What is the intrinsic value of the information? Is the material in-depth? Is the information provided cited? Is the information free? </li></ul>
  15. 15. URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The address that connects you with a website. Parts of the URL http://www.westhavenpl.org/ http:// = protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol www. = World Wide Web westhavenpl = domain name .org = domain type Domain Types .com = commercial .org = generally nonprofit organizations .edu = higher education .gov = U.S. government agency
  16. 16. <ul><li>Adapted from “Google, Yahoo! and More…” deerfieldlibrary.org </li></ul>

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