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Internet Workshop #1

Using Search Engines
 

  1. Introductory activity: Library Jeopardy
     

  2. Comparison of search engine features. (handout)
     

    • GIGO (garbage in, garbage out)
       

    • Advanced search  in Yahoo Search -- parental notification
       

    • Putting phrases in quotes --
      examples: search engine tutorials vs. "search engine tutorials" +examples
       

    • Using AND, OR, NOT -- al queda OR al qaeda OR al qa'ida AND "training camps"
       

    • Filetype limit -- internet gambling .ppt       gangs los angeles .pdf  (last 6 months)
       

    • Domain limit -- subject guide "three strikes" .edu
       

    • Date range limit -- death penalty (past year)
       

    • Specific field searches (intitle, inurl, etc) -- nursing jobs (allinurl)
       

  3. Less well known search engines to try: Clusty, Exalead
     

  4. Other strategies to use in combination with a search engine (handout)
     

  5. Practical advice
     

  6. Please give me feedback!


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