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Internet Tutorials
Bare Bones
From the University of South Carolina, this set of twenty advanced tutorials help you develop search strategies, evaluate the information you find, and select search engines based on their characteristics. Cleanly designed and attractive, each lesson is brief and to the point. You can go directly to Chapter 7 if you just want search strategy tips. Several units focus on individual search engines providing detailed information on their unique characteristics and strengths.
Finding Information on the Internet: a Tutorial
This is an advanced, comprehensive, self-paced Internet tutorial from the librarians at the University of California, Berkeley. It literally covers everything you need to know to construct effective search strategies and select appropriate search engines. It includes detailed comparisons between search engines and wide-ranging lists of directories, highlighting those that provide access to the "Invisible Web." Although the design is very dense with text, the writers use colorful tables to break up text, highlight key concepts, and for navigation.
Net.TUTOR: Searching 101
This 15-30 minute introduction to developing a search strategy is actually a mini-tutorial. Each unit includes illustrations of the resources being described. It is a very easy to read site.
The Spider's Apprentice: A Helpful Guide To Web Search Engines
An easy to navigate, intermediate Internet tutorial, the SpidAp covers search strategies and selecting search engines. You may be interested to use the in-depth analysis of the popular search engines. A colorful site, the author has designed a lot of information on each page.
A Student's Guide to Research with the WWW
Technically, this is a very impressive, all-inclusive Internet research paper site from St. Louis University's English Department. Scroll down to the Index at the bottom of the introduction to find the site index as well as the units on developing search strategies, selecting search engines, and evaluating and citing web information. Although the design is drab, you will find the information to be very useful. The pages can be viewed in either frames or no frames versions.
Web Searching, Sleuthing, and Sifting
This advanced tutorial is a "comprehensive introduction to web searching methods and techniques." Information covered includes overviews of the WWW, different types of Web indexes and directories, and effective use of search engines and multi-search engines. You may also be interested in locating graphics, audio clips, software and interactive tutorials, and evaluating web information. Aimed at teachers and librarians, this is a clean, attractive site. You can go through this extensive series of tutorials at your own pace. The tone of the language is informative but friendly.
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Invisible Web Tutorials
21CIFP: The Illinois Math and Science Academy' s 21st Century Information Fluency Project
A series of brief tutorials that help you search the Internet more effectively.

What Is The Invisible Web? How Can You Search It? Why Would You Want To?

What Is The Nearly Invisible Web Or Opaque Web? 
 



Searching on the Internet Tutorials
Awesome Library's Search Tips
This guide is a quick overview for setting search strategies. This page also has lots of hypertext links that give further information about specific topics you might wish to explore in-depth. Aimed at adult users, it is more of a "refresher" webpage than an introduction. It is nicely designed, but presents a lot of text without graphics.

21CIFP: The Illinois Math and Science Academy' s 21st Century Information Fluency Project
A series of brief tutorials that help you search the Internet more effectively.

Search Process Tutorial
How to design an Internet search as a problem solving process.

Find Powerful Keywords
How to identify efficient words to use in search statements to get the information you need on the Internet.

Operators
How to use Boolean operators for more effective search staments.

Search Box Strategy
How to define and redefine what you are asking a search engine to locate on the Internet.
Noodle Tools: Noodle Quest
This click-and-fill form helps you think about what information you would like and suggests search engines to use.
Noodle Tools: Noodle Quest
This click-and-fill form helps you think about what information you would like and suggests search engines to use.

San Diego State University

Step Zero: What to Do Before Searching
A very easy-to-follow two-step introduction to developing a search statement tutorial, it is the prequel to the Four NETS lesson that follows below.

Four Nets to Better Searching
A crash course of four tips to writing better search statements. This interactive page is intended to help you become proficient using Google's Advanced Search engine, but will be useful for thinking about any search in any search engine.

Search Engine Math
This webpage translates Boolean search strategies into mathematical concepts (using + and -) to help you develop efficient searches on the Internet. It is a very readable site and an easy introduction to search techniques.

 



Search Engine Tutorials
InfoPeople Search Tools Chart
An advanced chart that you can use to compare and contrast the characteristics of selected directories, search engines, and meta-search engines.

Noodle Tools: Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need
A comprehensive chart that helps you decide what search engine to use based on the type of question you need to research. This is a great tool with which to continue your research project.

San Diego State University: Specialized Search Engines and Directories
This chart, like Noodletools, helps you select the best search engine for your research. It focuses on specialized search engines that access more in-depth information.

21CIFP: Search Engines
How search engines operate and how to use them effectively.


 



Evaluating Websites Tutorials


21CIFP: The Illinois Math and Science Academy s 21st Century Information Fluency Project
A series of brief tutorials that help you search the Internet more effectively.

Accuracy

Author: Who Wrote This Webpage

Bias Indicators

Date: When Was This Site Published?

Evidence

Expertise

Links From

Links To

Publisher: Who Published This Webpage?


Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorials


21CIFP: The Illinois Math and Science Academy s 21st Century Information Fluency Project
A series of brief tutorials that help you search the Internet more effectively.

Citation

Copyright and Fair Use
How to determine how to use Fair Use Guidelines for Copyrighted materials.

Detecting Plagiarism
 







 
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