gen/105

posted by .

Suppose you had to write a paper on academic honesty in higher learning. Conduct an Internet search on this topic and answer the following questions:

What search engines did you use?
What search techniques did you use?
What Web sites did you visit?
Comment on the effectiveness of your Internet searching strategies and the reliability of the information

  • research skills -

    You may have to search and research, but once you learn some good sources and methods, you should have success. In addition to searching on the Internet, you also need to make best friends with the reference librarian(s) in your local or college library. Libraries these days subscribe to enormous research databases, and they are often more useful than Internet searches. Ask your librarian if you have access to EBSCOHost -- it has several databases within it, including a huge one for academic research.

    For Internet searching:
    http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/
    At this webpage, you can go immediately to the search sites (first three columns across the top) -- or even better you can scroll down until you see the section called HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET. Those are the links to start with. You'll not only learn how to come up with good search terms, but also how to evaluate the webpages you get as results. Some will be good and others will be garbage. You need to know how to tell the difference.

    My favorite way to search is to go to Google's advanced search page http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en and put my search words or phrases into the first or second search box (either "all the words" or "exact phrase"). Another is to start out at http://scholar.google.com. However, there many other strategies for searching you can use, and the HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET section will help you best.

    Learning to use Google or other search engines can save you time and help you learn to find information efficiently. Here are some websites that can teach you how:

    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html

    http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/searchtips.html

    http://www.pandia.com/goalgetter/index.html

    http://websearch.about.com/mbody.htm?once=true&COB=home&PM=112_100_T

    ... and one to help you judge whether a particular website's information is worth your time:

    http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/evaluate.html

    Happy searching.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. META!!!

    what are advantages and disadvantages of using meta search services?
  2. Literacy

    11. You're writing a paper on exercise and health, so you enter "exercise and health" in a keyword search to find articles in a library database. Your search, however, produces several thousand articles. Which of the following would …
  3. question

    Using the Internet and the search skills you've learned in this study unit, answer the following question. You may wish to use search engines, meta-search engines, or virtual reference collections discussed in the study unit. 3. What …
  4. internet basic

    All of the following search engines are meta-search engine with the exception of
  5. Language Arts

    What is a boolean operator? A. A credible website described as having current information about topic. B. A tool used to organize a search log when conducting online search. C. Search parameters set to identify specific information
  6. writing

    Bing (common search engine) iSEEK Education (academic search engine) MetaLib metasearch engine) ( What types of information did each search provide?
  7. Business English

    Identify and correct the errors in the following to create parallel structure: To narrow a web search a. Put quotation marks around a phrase when you want an exact term. b. Many search engines have wild cards (usually an asterisk) …
  8. information literacy

    4. Which of the following statements about human-power search engines is true?
  9. Social studies

    Which of the following statements is true?
  10. Ed tech

    1. Which of the fallowing terms mean "to take notes from a resource in your own words"?

More Similar Questions