Internet Search Strategies

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Web Directories  
Keyword Searches  
Specialized Search Tools
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'Kid Safe' Search Engines

 

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Introduction

Surfing the Internet and just can't find that island you are looking for in this ocean? Work smarter, not harder. Below are four main approaches to finding resources on the Internet: Web Directories, Keyword Searches, Specialized Search Tools, and Guides and Hot Lists.


1. Web Directories are organized by topics and subtopics. 

2. Keyword Searches allow you to put in your own search word. Each one is different so be sure you read the Help or Tip section to learn about the search engine you are using. 

3. Specialized Search Tools are limited by topic and will not search the whole Internet. 

4. Guides and Hot Lists are links that are compiled by other people and usually categorized.

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Tutorials

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General Information

  • Kids Click:  Worlds of Web Searching - http://www.rcls.org/wows/...Kid-friendly information on the different ways to search for information on the Internet.

  • Search Engine Watch - http://www.searchenginewatch.com/facts/index.html

  • Difference Between Search Engines and Directories - http://kathyschrock.net/slideshows/searching/frame0001.htm ...PowerPoint Slideshow

  • Choose the best search for your purpose - http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/
    information/5locate/adviceengine.html 
    ...Categorized by the type of information you need and provides links to the best search tool for that purpose.

  • Specialized Search Engines and Directories - http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/searching/specialized.html...Websites for finding specific information.

  • Yahooligans! Teaching Search Strategies - http://www.yahooligans.com/tg/search.html ...Teach your students, and yourself, how to search for sites with Yahooligans! Walk through a basic search for some animal Web sites to demonstrate the best way to conduct successful searches.

  • FindSpot - http://www.findspot.com ...FindSpot boasts links to major search engines, Web directories, Usenet search utilities, and Internet resource directories. Click on Help &Tips for a good source of student-appropriate information on how to use search engines.

  • Internet Web Text Index - http://www.december.com/web/text/ ...What is the Internet and how is it used? The terminology is defined on this site. Find out how to search, explore, and browse.

  • The Boolean Machine - http://kathyschrock.net/rbs3k/boolean/ ...try this simple Javascript tool when teaching students effective search strategies; works well for whole class instruction

  • Vivisimo - http://www.vivisimo.com/...a form of meta-search engine that clusters the results of queries to various search engines and directories; the results are grouped based on title, URL, and brief descriptions found on the Web sites; best used for getting an overview of what is available. Use Vivísimo with your organization's own search engines on the web or on your corporate extranet or intranet.

  • Second Generation Searching on the Web - http://library.albany.edu/internet/second.html...Covers the following Search Engines - Applied Semantics, Direct Hit, Google, Ixquick Metasearch, GuideBeam, SurfWax and TracerLock.  Details how to use each and advantages/disadvantages.

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Web Directories

 

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Keyword Searches

 

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Specialized Search Tools

 

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Guides and Hot Lists

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'Kid Safe' Search Engines

 

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