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Worksheets


Blogging with Google


Domain Names

URLs

How do Search Engines Work?

Who Controls Information on the Internet?

Getting R.E.A.L.: How to Validate Information on the Web

Getting R.E.A.L.: Examine the Content

Getting R.E.A.L.: Ask about the Author or Owner

Getting R.E.A.L.: Look at the Links, Part 1

Getting R.E.A.L.: Look at the Links, Part 2

A Guide to Smart Searching, Part 1:

A Guide to Smart Searching, Part 2:

Web Basics for Critical Thinking Review

The Empowered Researcher

How to Validate Information on the Web, 1

How to Validate Information on the Web, 2

Research Outside the Box

Web Directories/Subject Guides

Subject Guides vs. Search Engines

The Open Directory Project

Metasearch Engines

Specialty Search Tools 1

Specialty Search Tools 2

Specialty Search Tools 3

Specialty Search Tools 4

Academic One File

General One File

New York State Newspapers

Health Reference Center Academic

Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale's Computer Database

Gale's Popular Magazines

Gale's Psychology Collection

Vocations, Careers & Technical Education

Pop Culture Collection

Gale Databases

Health Reference Center 2

Identifying the Right Keywords

Identifying the Right Keywords 2

Identifying the Right Keywords 3

Stop words

Performing a Basic Search

Google's Front Page

Google Search Results

Google's Wonder Wheel

Google's Wonder Wheel new.gif

Performing a Basic Search 2

Adding Keywords

Adding Keywords 2

Phrase Searching

Phrase Searching 2

Phrase Searching 3

Analysing Search Results

Analysing Search Results 2

Analyzing Search Results 3

Analyzing Search Results 4

Citing Online Resources

Citing Online Resources 2

Introduction to Boolean Logic

Venn Diagrams

Boolean Operators

Default Boolean Operators

Where to Use Boolean Operators

Narrowing a Search with the AND Operator

Using the plus sign (+)

Expanding a search with the OR operator

Restricting a Search with the AND NOT Operator

Using the AND NOT Operator

Using Multiple Boolean Operators

These lessons were all made possible with the following books:

Barker, D. I and Terry, C. D. (2009). Internet Research Boston, MA: Course Technology.

Ferriter, W. M. and Garry, A. (2010), Teaching the iGeneration: 5 Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills with Web 2.0 Tools Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Hartman, K. and Ackerman, E. (2010). Searching and researching on the Internet and the World Wide Web. Sherwood, OR: Franklin, Beedle & Associates.

Hock, R. (2010). The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher, Information Today.

November, A. (2008). Web Literacy for Educators Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.