Searching the Web - Basics

Module Introduction
       One of the main reasons people use the Internet is to access information. However, due to the decentralized nature of the World Wide Web and the enormous amount of information available, it can be very difficult to find the information that you are looking for. This module will provide an introduction to finding information on the web. It will cover two different search tools and provide several examples for how to find information. There are several assignments that you must complete and send to your site trainer.

Lesson 1:Introduction to Searching
Lesson 2:An Introduction to Yahoo!
Lesson 3:Yahoo! Browsing - Basics
Lesson 4: Yahoo! Browsing - Exercises
Lesson 5:Yahoo! Searching Basics
Lesson 6: Yahoo! Searching - Exercises
Lesson 7:An Introduction to AltaVista
Lesson 8:Searching with AltaVista
Lesson 9: Altavista Searching Exercises
Lesson 10:The Limits of Searching the Web
Lesson 11:Fact or Fiction?
Lesson 12:The Best Search Tool

Thank you to Jason Besky (FLC/SCILnet Technical Coordinator) for his enormous contribution to this module and to Judith Griffith (SWRLS) for her many helpful suggestions!!

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