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This site provides information on how to use advanced search methods such as boolean logic to search the web. There is a link to an interactive tutorial that guides students on an advanced search journey through the alta vista search engine to help students understand and use boolean search techniques.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Date Added to MERLOT: May 28, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 22, 2016
Submitter: Lisa Dubuc


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Denise Landry-Hyde
2 years ago

Denise Landry-Hyde (Librarian)

The video from takes the user step by step through the search process, refining along the way. Very helpful!
Time spent reviewing site: a few minutes viewing the video from

Avatar for Jason Huber
9 years ago

Jason Huber (Faculty)

Great for someone new to operators, comparision and otherwise and searching.

Technical Remarks:

Correct in all aspects