Subject Directories 1. Go to a search engine such as yahoo.com 2. Scroll down to a topic of choice. Ex – click on Health 3. Click on a health topic of choice; it will then give you a list of subtopics that are linked to more info
Key Word Searches Search TipPurposeExamples AndNarrows a searchJFK and assassination Mammoths and sabertooth tigers OrExpands a searchDinosaurs or prehistoric reptiles Anacondas or large snakes NotNarrows down a searchYork England not York PA
Other Search Tips 1. Use quotation marks to make all of your words appear together in a search. Ex – Sandra Kay Harmon 2. Case sensitivity – be sure to capitalize names, acronyms, cities, etc. Ex – search SPAM versus Spam
How do I know if Im on a valid website? 1. Can you find when the page was created? 2. When was it last updated? 3. Who is the person/agency responsible for updating the page? 4. Who is the author – someone from a school, government agency, organization or company? 5. Is the website biased – has someone expressed an opinion? 6. Are there links to other sites? Are they still active?
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