Web Activity For Finding Credible Websites

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Published on October 11, 2007

Author: eduatecu

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A presentation that had to be created for a class that details how to search the web and what is a credible resource

Searching for Science Authors: Rob, Steph, Martin

Before you Begin There are types of search engines used to find webpages on the internet. Some of the major engines are Google, Yahoo, MSN and AltaVista These search engines most times give you a large amount of web hits and webpages that are not exactly what you are looking for. The following slides are to help you use certain search engines to find specific content.

There are types of search engines used to find webpages on the internet.

Some of the major engines are Google, Yahoo, MSN and AltaVista

These search engines most times give you a large amount of web hits and webpages that are not exactly what you are looking for.

The following slides are to help you use certain search engines to find specific content.

Searching Techniques Instead of just entering a word and pressing “search”, you can get better results by using a few methods Boolean operators (AND, OR ,NOT) e.g. “bacteria AND growth” Parenthesis e.g. “(bacteria AND growth) NOT phyla Truncation e.g. “endosp?”

Instead of just entering a word and pressing “search”, you can get better results by using a few methods

Boolean operators (AND, OR ,NOT) e.g. “bacteria AND growth”

Parenthesis e.g. “(bacteria AND growth) NOT phyla

Truncation

e.g. “endosp?”

Good Search Engines Good search engines for the science of bacteria include: www.sciseek.com , www.scirus.com/ , www.scinet.cc

Good search engines for the science of bacteria include: www.sciseek.com , www.scirus.com/ , www.scinet.cc

Reliable and Credible Sources Some sources are more reliable than others. Try to stick to educational source like university pages and journals, library pages, etc

Some sources are more reliable than others. Try to stick to educational source like university pages and journals, library pages, etc

Beware of uncredited and open authored webpages. The information included may not be suitable or correct.

Beware of uncredited and open authored webpages. The information included may not be suitable or correct.

Now you’re READY! Find five credible webpages on a science topic of your choice. Find five dubious webpages on the same topic. Write them down on the worksheet handed out.

Find five credible webpages on a science topic of your choice.

Find five dubious webpages on the same topic.

Write them down on the worksheet handed out.

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