SEARCHING THE INTERNET

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					SEARCHING THE
  INTERNET
WHO CAN SEARCH?
• Students with
  a signed
  permission
  form with
  them.
WHERE CAN YOU
   SEARCH?
      • Access only
        those sites
        approved by
        your teacher
FOR WHAT DO YOU
    SEARCH?
• Information for school-related
  tasks only
         HOW DO YOU
          SEARCH?
1. Go to the FCPS Portal Page -
http://fcps.org/portals/ms.htm
       USE SUBSCRIPTION
          DATABASES
• Access Science      • Sirs Discoverer
• American National   • Sirs Knowledge
  Biography             Source
• Authors 4 Teens     • Student Resource
                        Center
• Bridges
                      • Worldbook Online
• Issues &
  Controversies
         USE FREE SITES
•   OTHER REFERENCE SITES
•   CURRENT EVENTS
•   HOMEWORK HELP FOR KIDS
•   SEARCH ENGINES
    USE ONLY THESE SEARCH
           ENGINES
•   ASK JEEVES FOR KIDS - type a question
•   CYBERSLEUTH KIDS
•   KIDS CLICK! - run by librarians
•   ONE KEY - Google
•   YAHOOLIGANS - Yahoo
          SEARCHING TIPS
• Type in a key word (Ask Jeeves is the only
  search engine where you type in a question)
• Use Boolean Logic PLATO               ATLANTIS
  – and (narrows)
  – or (broadens)
  – quotation marks “ “
     • “lost continent”
       EVALUATING YOUR
        SEARCH RESULTS
• Look at the address (URL)
        www.discoverychannel.com

World wide web   Name of the   domain
                    site
         EVALUATING YOUR
          SEARCH RESULTS
• Check the domain          • Which domains would
  –   com - commercial        be the most reliable?
  –   org - organization      – edu
  –   net - network           – gov
  –   int - international     – mil
  –   edu - education
  –   gov - government
  –   mil - military
      EVALUATING YOUR
       SEARCH RESULTS
• Also check
  – Author - expert, authority, who is it?
  – Date - how old is the information?, is it up-to-
    date?
  – Bias - facts or opinion
• Double check
  – find the same facts in a print source

				
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