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NoteStar : A Project Based Learning Research Tool

NoteStar : A Project Based Learning Research Tool

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles storyful Recommended Search Engines-The Library Google alone is not always sufficient, however. Not everything on the Web is fully searchable in Google. Overlap studies show that more than 80% of the pages in a major search engine's database exist only in that database. For this reason, getting a "second opinion" can be worth your time. For this purpose, we recommend Yahoo! Table of features Some common techniques will work in any search engine. You may also wish to consult "What Makes a Search Engine Good?" How do Search Engines Work? Search engines do not really search the World Wide Web directly. Search engine databases are selected and built by computer robot programs called spiders. If a web page is never linked from any other page, search engine spiders cannot find it. After spiders find pages, they pass them on to another computer program for "indexing." Many web pages are excluded from most search engines by policy.

Evri Subject Directories The URL of this page is: Recommended General Subject Directories: Table of Features How to Find Subject-Focused Directories for a Specific Topic, Discipline, or Field There are thousands of specialized directories on practically every subject. If you want an overview, or if you feel you've searched long enough, try to find one. Often they are done by experts -- self-proclaimed or heavily credentialed. Use any of the Subject Directories above to find more specific directories. In ipl2 or Infomine, look for your subject as you would for any other purpose, and keep your eyes open for sites that look like directories. civil war web directories weddings web directories In About.com, search by topic and look for pages that are described as "101" or "guides" or a "directory."

Advanced Search - Web Search Help Narrow down search results for complex searches by using the Advanced Search page. For example, you can find sites updated in the last 24 hours or images that are in black and white. Do an Advanced Search Tip: You can also use many of these filters in the search box with search operators. Advanced Search filters you can use Language Region Last updated date Site or domain Where the search terms appear on the page SafeSearch Reading level File type Usage rights (find pages that you have permission to use) Size Aspect ratio Color Type (face, animated, etc.) Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. 2. 2. 1. INSTRUCTIONS for Truncating back a URL: In the top Location Box, delete the end characters of the URL stopping just before each / (leave the slash). Continue this process, one slash (/) at a time, until you reach the first single / which is preceded by the domain name portion. 3. Check the date on all the pages on the site. 3. 1. What kinds of publications or sites are they? Are they real? 3. Expect a journal article, newspaper article, and some other publications that are recent to come from the original publisher IF the publication is available on the web. Look at the bottom of such articles for copyright information or permissions to reproduce. 4. 1. a. Type or paste the URL into alexa.com's search box. b. 1. The pages listed all contain one or more links to the page you are looking for. If you find no links, try a shorter portion of the URL, stopping after each /. 2. 5. 1. 2. WHY? More About Evaluating Web Sources

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