Internet Search Tips and Strategies .:VirtualSalt Robert Harris Version Date: July 6, 2000 Overview The Internet has an enormous quantity of information, with thousands of newsgroups and billions of web pages. The two questions that face any information seeker are, (1) How can I find what I want? Let me say just a brief word or two on each of these items (and then I will go into detail later). Categories of Information on the Web Before you begin searching, you first need a little understanding about how information is stored and accessed on the Web. Search Tool Types Search tools fall into three main categories. Quick Guide to Choosing a Starting Place Here are some suggestions about where to start a search. Quick TipFor many questions, you can find excellent information by going to Google and typing in four to six words related to your subject. Word Searches With Search Engines As mentioned above, search engines index the exact words found on Web pages. FOREST LOG. There are several ways to type in a word search. Search Tips
How to Properly Research Online (and Not Embarrass Yourself with the Results) Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you better take the time to make your argument legit. Spending 10 seconds with Google and copy-pasting wikipedia links doesn't cut it. The standard for an intelligent argument is Legitimate research is called RE-search for a reason: patient repetition and careful filtering is what will win the day. There are over 86 billion web pages published, and most of those pages are not worth quoting. To successfully sift it all, you must use consistent and reliable filtering methods. If you are a student, or if you are seeking serious medical, professional, or historical information, definitely heed these 8 suggested steps to researching online:
Web search query Types There are four broad categories that cover most web search queries: Informational queries – Queries that cover a broad topic (e.g., colorado or trucks) for which there may be thousands of relevant results.Navigational queries – Queries that seek a single website or web page of a single entity (e.g., youtube or delta air lines).Transactional queries – Queries that reflect the intent of the user to perform a particular action, like purchasing a car or downloading a screen saver. Search engines often support a fourth type of query that is used far less frequently: Connectivity queries – Queries that report on the connectivity of the indexed web graph (e.g., Which links point to this URL? Characteristics A study of the same Excite query logs revealed that 19% of the queries contained a geographic term (e.g., place names, zip codes, geographic features, etc.). Structured queries See also References Jump up ^ Christopher D.
Thesaurus.com | Free Online Thesaurus of Synonyms and Antonyms The University of South Carolina Beaufort So, you're still getting those 1,670,000+ responses to your search queries on the Web, and you're still too busy to do anything about it, like reading the lengthy, and sometimes confusing, "help" screens to find out how to improve your searching techniques. Look no further! Real help is here, in the USCB Library's BARE BONES Tutorial. You can zip through these lessons in no time, any time. They are very short and succinct; each can be read in a few minutes. Feel free to jump in wherever you like, skip what you don't want to read, and come back whenever you need to. The information contained in the following lessons is truly "bare bones," designed to get you started in the right direction with a minimum of time and effort. Lesson 1: Search Engines: a Definition Lesson 2: Metasearchers: a Definition Lesson 3: Subject Directories: a Definition Lesson 4: Library Gateways and Specialized Databases: a Definition Lesson 5: Evaluating Web Pages Lesson 6: Creating a Search Strategy Lesson 17: Yahoo!
WebSummarizer Web Summarizer is a web-based application specializing in the automatic summarization and visualization of web pages, documents and plain text. WikiSummarizer, a module of WebSummarizer, is a web-based application specializing in the automatic summarization of Wikipedia articles. An integral part of WikiSummarizer is the Wikipedia Knowledge Base. The knowledge base contains summaries of over 3 million Wikipedia articles and provides about 5 million keywords for instant access, discovery, visualization and downloading. Summaries and visualizations are powerful and persuasive ways of appealing to the imagination and of stimulating curiosity and understanding. The ability to instantly zoom in on essential subjects and the ability to visualize information inspires discovery and innovation. Automatic summarization is a computer program that creates a shortened text based on the original information. WebSummarizer automatically summarizes content from web pages and documents. In a word: yes.
Les 6 étapes d'un projet de recherche d'information (1996-2011) - Pédagogie du projet Démarche adaptée et mise à jour par Hélène Guertin avec la collaboration de Paulette Bernhard, professeure honoraire, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information (EBSI), Université de Montréal, Québec, à partir de l'ouvrage La recherche d'information à l'école secondaire : l'enseignant et le bibliothécaire, partenaires de l'élève (1997) - Crédits Note : Le travail d'élaboration de la démarche a bénéficié de l'accès privilégié au document de travail daté de 1996, obtenu avec la permission de Yves Léveillé, dont le titre provisoire était La recherche d'information à l'école secondaire : un projet de recherche d'information en six étapes. La présente version remaniée (2005) respecte l'esprit du document : Les compétences transversales dans Programme de formation de l'école québécoise, enseignement secondaire (2004), ministère de l'Éducation du Québec. Autres modèles du processus de recherche d'information (site Form@net)
Dark Internet Causes Failures within the allocation of Internet resources due to the Internet's chaotic tendencies of growth and decay are a leading cause of dark address formation. One form of dark address is military sites on the archaic MILNET. These government networks are sometimes as old as the original ARPANET, and have simply not been incorporated into the Internet's evolving architecture. See also References