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Effective Web Searching


Effective Web Searching

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This is an introduction to searching effectively on the web rather than just entering a sentence or question and seeing what comes up.  This is an introduction to web searching and is paired with the following "web tips" tutorials, each of which covers one search term:Exactly (1.35) Not (2.19) Or (2.01) Quotation Marks (2.32) Search in Site (1.57) Terms (2.37) Wildcard (2.15) 
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Adobe Captivate
Date Added to MERLOT: January 13, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 08, 2013
Submitter: Aline Soules
Keywords: web searching, search tips


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Need sound; should have Broadband
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Aline Soules
1 year ago

Aline Soules (Faculty)

Many students simply search Google and other search engines with sentences, questions, etc. and no regard for effective terminology or techniques they can use to improve their search results.  This tutorial introduces them to more effective web searching.  Particular techniques are covered in separate, short tutorials, which are included in MERLOT.