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RESEARCH STRATEGIES USING THE INTERNET

Searching the internet quickly and efficiently is a very important skill. To master this skill follow the guidelines below. Google is the most popular and organized search engine.

Other search engines:
www.bing.com

www.yahoo.com

www.ask.com

BE PREPARED IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Think of key words/phrases before beginning your search. These are words that are most likely to appear in the information you will read. Do a class “brainstorm” around the topic, listing all ideas and key words.
  •  Students take a copy of key words/phrases. 

AT THE COMPUTER

·         Enter key words/phrases in the Google search box.

·         Consider using the ‘advanced search’ this allows you to use your key words and to narrow your search.

WIKIPEDIA

·         Wikipedia is usually a good place to start. Once you have entered a key word eg David Tua scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find a list of References which can provide links to relevant information.

·         Video links can also be relevant.

CACHED AND SIMILAR PAGES

·         Cached pages: Google keeps a stored copy of web pages instead of the current version. It is useful if the Internet connection to that site is slow or if the page no longer exists.

·         Similar pages: clicking on this link might be useful to find more information similar to the search result






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