What they are When to Use Them And Why

Definition A search engine is a service that utilizes a computer program to search the Internet and identify items that match the characters and keywords entered by a user.

Google makes sure its spiders are programmed to find sources they own to list first in their results. ƒ ƒ . These programs use spiders to crawl over the world wide web to find information.ƒ Use proprietary computer programs to find items that match the keywords entered. ie. Spiders (also called webcrawlers) are specific to a search engine.

ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ Google Alta Vista Dogpile Bing .

Social Networking Sites) -Businesses -Personal Web Pages .ƒ ƒ FREE to anyone with computer access Can find information on: -Organizations -Groups (ie.

ƒ FREE to anyone with computer access. ƒ . Information not organized ~difficult to narrow down results and find relevant materials.

Wikepedia) -open to business influences (ie. ƒ .ƒ Limited quality control -open to consumer influence (ie. Wikepedia) Information not stable ~location and content continually change.

rythospital.com/2008/ ƒ .Anyone can create their own Website http://www.com/ ƒ Anyone can say they are someone else and create their own website.smokershistory. http://www.


ƒ Who wrote the pages and are they an expert? Is a biography of the author included? How can I find out more about the author? http://www.dhmo.org/ .

thedogisland.com .ƒ What does the author say is the purpose of the site? What else might the author have in mind for the site? What information is included and does this information differ from other sites? http://www.

nasa.htm ƒ When was the site last updated? http://nssdc.com/moonbe am/moon.When was the site created? http://www.html ƒ .gsfc.dreamweaverstudios.gov/planetary/planets/m oonpage.

martinlutherking.com .org http://shardsoglass.ƒ ƒ Where does the information come from? Where can I look to find out more about the sponsor of the site? www.

org/ http://scholar.google.com http://lii.intute.ac.ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ http://www.uk/ www.scirus.com .

ƒ Why is this information useful for my purpose? Why should I use this information? Why is this page better than another? ƒ ƒ .

24 Aug.php/3398511>.org/>. Editor. 2004 <http://searchenginewatch. 13 May 2004 <http://www.2] Title of the Site.pantheon.Complete publication information may not be available for a Web site. provide what is given. Chris. Date of Access <URL>. Encyclopedia Mythica. Document from a Web Site [5. Editor." Title of the Site.9.com/searchday/article. "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About URL. 2004.1] Author. 4 Sept. Date and/or Version Number. Danny Sullivan. Name of Sponsoring Institution. Entire Internet Site: Scholarly Project or Professional Site [5. Ed.9. Date of Access <URL>. Name of Sponsoring Institution. Date and/or Version Number." SearchEngineWatch. Sherman. "Title of Web Page. . 2004.

com Databases like the ones Rangeview subscribes to : EBSCO (Magazine Articles)/American History/American Government/ and World History will all cite sources for you.aurorak12.ƒ ƒ www.scirus.org/ . http://rangeview.

Databases are usually collections of journal and magazine articles.Definition A database is a collection of electronic information organized in a way that allows a user to easily retrieve information. reviews. . and abstracts.

ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ EBSCO Atomic Learning (Edward B. Stephens Company) Discovery (United Streaming) ABC-CLIO .

ƒ Costly~ tens of thousands of dollars ƒ Yearly Renewals ƒ Do not own the material .

ƒ Costly~ tens of thousands of dollars ƒ Yearly Renewals ƒ Do not own the material .

ƒ Information is reviewed (Legitimate Sources) Information is organized (Relevant Sources) ƒ ƒ Information is stable (No outside access/influence) .

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