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Four Nets for Better Searching

Four Nets for Better Searching

Through the use of a simple mnemonic, NETS, this tutorial helps explain an efficient means of conducting an internet search for information using Google. It has the user work through a variety of brief exercises to learn the importance of Narrowing, finding the Exact phrase, Trimming back the URL, and finally, looking for Similar pages.


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Suzanne Aurilio
Suzanne Aurilio (Staff)
16 years ago
I was exposed to this resource as a student, in the class where WebQuests are
Since, then I've pointed faculty and students to it because I notice most
conduct searches inefficiently. Even pointing out the advantages of using Google
advanced search, which I always now use, usually results in smiling faces.
This tutorial is valuable to any situation that asks learners to search the Net.
Learners who've mastered what has become a basic ICT skill, have more time and
cognitive resources to attend to the task as hand.

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