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1 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 1 Searching for the right information

2 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 2 Topics Different ways for searching Search tools: which using when? Boolean operators to connect words or set of words. Site evaluation Searching the internet Bibliography (reference list) Databases Interesting LINKS

3 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 3 Different ways of searching Known providers Known internet sites Guessing the URL Topic guide focus.comhttp://search.ask.com/http://www.latin- focus.com Search engine Asking questions online Offline sources Databases within fontys online library

4 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 4 Search tools: which using when? Is the question specific, with knowledge, under time pressure: Search engine Is the question not specific, explorative, with not much foreknowledge, in relative little time: Topic guide

5 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 5 Boolean operators to connect words or set of words. AND (+) both words simultaneous present (computer AND library) (computer library) OR at least one of the words is present (bicycle OR cycle) NOT (-) excluding words (greenhouse NOT climatic change) (greenhouse –climatic change) and or not

6 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 6 Another search possibilities If you want results that include an exact phrase use quotations “around the phrase”

7 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 7 Site evaluation Site layout “About us” Clearly sighted telephone number or address No Advertisement Clear navigation possibility Internal search possibility Up to date? Language use No annoying grammatical mistakes Whois

8 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 8 Searching the internet General search engines: –http://search.yahoo.comhttp://search.yahoo.com –www.google.nlwww.google.nl –www.altavista.comwww.altavista.com –www.alltheweb.comwww.alltheweb.com Ranking tool search results:

9 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 9 Bibliography (reference list) For example for a internet site: Bibliography for used internet site: Erasmus universiteit : ict in Onderwijs en Onderzoek : plagiaat. retrieved September 28, 2006

10 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 10 Bibliography (reference list) For example a PDF-file: Guide to Effective Searching of the Internet Bibliography for a PDF-file of the internet: Bergman, Michael K. (2004,december), Guide to Effective Searching of the Internet. Retrieved september 28, 2006, from arching.html. arching.html

11 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 11 Databases Ebscohost Business source premier Science direct alerts

12 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 12 Interesting LINKS

13 Oktober 2006 Fontys Hogescholen Multi Media Center Venlo 13 “Your ability to find the information you seek on the Internet is a function of how precise your queries are and how effectively you use search services. Poor queries return poor results; good queries return great results. “ Bibliography: Brightplanet: Tutorials: Guide to effective searching of the Internet: retrieved on 28 September 2006.


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