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1 Topic: Great Barrier Reef Copied under Part VB Getty, 1999, School of grunt fish, Retrieved; January from Ebsco.

2 1.Evaluating information from websites: – examining URLs (Web addresses) – questions to ask yourself 2. Finding information on the Great Barrier Reef: – using a search engine – Google advanced search; Google image search – using the library catalogue to find books and DVDS – using a library database, e.g. EBSCO 3. Student exercises © Central Institute of Technology 2012

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4 When evaluating information from websites, it can be difficult to determine how reliable the information is. There is little control as anyone can create a website on any topic. A lot of the information on the Internet is commercial or personal. If you examine the URL or address of a website, it can be helpful in deciding if it is an appropriate site. © Central Institute of Technology 2012

5 It is an Australian, educational site to inform people about reefs. For example, the URL stands for: www - world wide web reef – name of site edu – educational site au – Australian site In summary: It is an Australian, educational site to inform people about reefs.www.reef.edu.au It is an Australian, educational site to inform people about reefs. For example, the URL stands for: www - world wide web reef – name of site edu – educational site au – Australian site In summary: It is an Australian, educational site to inform people about reefs.www.reef.edu.au © Central Institute of Technology 2012

6 List of Organisational TypesList of Country Codes.comcommercial.auAustralia.edueducation.nzNew Zealand.govgovernment.ukUnited Kingdom.netnetwork.deGermany.orgorganisationno codeUSA © Central Institute of Technology 2012

7 Examining, selecting and rejecting resources Ask yourself these questions… √ Is the information correct? √ Is the information relevant? √ Is the information reliable? (who is the author/sponsor?) √ Is the information up-to-date? √ Is the information free from bias? (is it trying to persuade?) √ Is it what I need? © Central Institute of Technology 2012

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9 Google Searching : Advanced, Images, Maps © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Basic Search Image Search Advanced Search

10 Google: Advanced Search Screen © Central Institute of Technology 2012

11 My Advanced Search 1…

12 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Results Page: Government sites, Australian sites on the Great Barrier Reef

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14 A Range of Reliable and Relevant Resources…

15 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 My Advanced Search 2…using more options

16 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Search Results…

17 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 A useful website…

18 Google: Advanced Image Search © Central Institute of Technology 2012

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20 Image of Great Barrier Reef Fish

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22 Search the Catalogue in the Library…or from any computer with Internet access © Central Institute of Technology 2012

23 © Central Institute of Technology On the Library Homepage select ‘Catalogues’

24 Library Catalogue Search Continued… © Central Institute of Technology

25 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Library Catalogue Search Continued…

26 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Search Results… 1. 5.

27 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 A useful resource…

28 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Another useful resource…

29 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Useful & Relevant Library Resources… QUE919.4 GRE

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31 © Central Institute of Technology Library Homepage:

32 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Select Database to Search - EBSCO

33 © Central Institute of Technology student number date of birth

34 © Central Institute of Technology Choose Databases

35 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Enter your search here…

36 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Results Page

37 © Central Institute of Technology 2012 Full text of Article

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