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					Name Karlee Farr

Internet Research Scavenger Hunt

Use the Internet to complete each task below. List the search terms you used to find your answers, and provide the URL of each web
site you used.


Task 1:     Find out what the high and low temperatures will be tomorrow.

            Mt. Joy weather forecast
Search
Terms:

            http://www.accuweather.com/us/pa/mount%20joy/17552/forecast.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler
URL:
            =0&zipChg=1&metric=0

Respon      High: 41. Low: 30
se:

Task 2:                    Define triskaidekaphobia.

                           Define: Triskaidekaphobia
Search Terms:

URL:                       http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/triskaidekaphobia

Response:                  fear or a phobia concerning the number 13


Task 3:                    How many lines are in a limerick?

                           Lines in a limerick
Search Terms:

URL:                       http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/limerick.htm

                           There are 5 lines in a limerick
Response:


Task 4:                    Where can you find career information in the world wide web?

                           Career information
Search Terms:

URL:                       http://studentcenter.ja.org/Careers/Pages/default.aspx

                           Student center.ja.org
Response:


Task 5:                    Who was the last NASCAR driver to win the Winston Cup?
                Latest winner of the Winston cup
Search Terms:

URL:            http://www.hickoksports.com/history/winstoncup.shtml

Response:       Jimmy Johnson won in 2006


Task 6:         Name a famous author from our state.

                Famous authors from Pennsylvania
Search Terms:

URL:            http://www.50states.com/bio/penn.htm

                Louisa May Alcott author, Germantown
Response:


Task 7:         Find 2 books on dream interpretation in the world wide web.

Search Terms:

URL:

                The Interpretation of Dreams – Sigmund Frued
Book Titles:
                The Complete Dream Book- Gillian Holloway


Task 8:         Find 3 funny laws in our state.

                Funny laws in Pennsylvania
Search Terms:

URL:            http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/pennsylvania

                -Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the
                road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the
                horses pass.

                - Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a
                rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
Laws:
                - You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.




Task 9:         In the media center catalog, find the call number for Jesse Owens, Olympic Hero.
                          Call number for Jesse Owens
Search Terms:

                          http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-
URL:
                          bin/query/h?pp/PPALL:@field(NUMBER+@1(cph+3a28453))

Call Number:              LOT 2731

Task 10:                 Find 2 events at the BI-LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina this month.

                         BI-LO Center in Greenville events
Search Terms:

                         http://www.theseats.com/view_events.aspx?searchtypeid=4&search=bi-
URL:                     lo%20center&eventid=&performerid=&venueid=382&city=&ppcsrc=google&gclid=CN-
                         kqIu9xJ4CFaM45QodMDkOpQ

                         Radio City Christmas Spectacular – 12-11-09

Events:                  Jeff Dunham -12-30-09



Task 11:                  Who wrote the poem "Jabberwocky"?

                          “Jabberwocky” poem
Search Terms:

URL:                      http://www.jabberwocky.com/carroll/jabber/jabberwocky.html

Response:                 Lewis Carroll

Task 12:                  What is the high school graduation rate in our state?

                          High school graduation rate in Pennsylvania
Search Terms:

URL:                      http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_baeo_t1.htm

Response:                 82 percent



Answer the following discussion questions:

          1. Which search engine did you use the most? Why?

           I used Google the most because I think that it gives the most results that are actually helpful.


          2. How did you determine effective keywords for your searches?
          I looked at my Internet searching tips paper.
3. What were some difficulties you had in finding information?
-It was harder to find information for the questions that I didn’t know what they were about, so when I
was trying to find the answer it was harder because I didn’t know what I was looking for.




4. Name 4 resources available to you in the World Wide Web.
 -You are able to look at images, videos, information on the web, and call numbers for articles.




5. Which resource in the World Wide Web do you think will be most helpful to you? Why?
 -I think that the information posted on the World Wide Web by other people will be the most helpful.
People post information about everything so whenever I need to research something I know I can always
find information.

				
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