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A tutorial/reference on Web searching tools and techniques with many links to search engines and a short search engine feature list and comparison.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 29, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 02, 2015
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Avatar for James Schmidt
11 years ago

James Schmidt

This is a great resource for helping students learn to use Web search tools. It
not only covers some basics on conducting targeted, efficient searchs (e.g., use
of Boolean operators), but it also provides information on how to improve
searches using specific engines. Even better, the site includes exercises to
allow the students to practice their search skills! My only concern is that the
site hasn't been updated since June '01, although links were checked as of
February '02. As a result, some new developments (e.g., options in Google)
aren't mentioned. Still, this is a fine page to which I will refer students.
Used in course

Avatar for Ebony Cromartie
12 years ago

Ebony Cromartie (Student)

This site teaches you the two basic approaches to searching the Web (search
engines and subject directories.) It would be very beneficial for beginners, and
a good site for others seeking to refresh their memory.

Avatar for Joan J. Osborne
12 years ago

Joan J. Osborne (Administrator)

I use this Web resource as a reference when I am teaching my introductory-level
students how to search effectively and efficiently on the Web. Because the
"workshop" includes general information on search strategies along with helpful
links to some of the more popular search engines and portals, my students have
told me they find this site something they refer back to time and time again.