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1 Citing Web Sources A helpful research guide for getting the most from the web

2  The author’s name (if known) Burka, Lauren P.  The title of the complete work (if available) in italics or underlined  The full title of the document in quotation marks “A hypertext History of Multi-User Dimensions.” MUD History.  The date of the publication or last revision (if available) 1993.  The full http address (URL) in angle brackets  The date of visit in parentheses (5 Dec. 1994) MLA Style of Citing Web Sources

3 How do you get the Biblio info from the site? Use the following website to help you to find the information you are looking for and evaluate the quality of the site you are using for your research! Read! Read! Read! Do your best to find the information. If no date is found use n.d. in place of the date in the bibliography. Find the biblio information for one of the sites on the 5 th grade resource page

4 URL means Universal Resource Locator- This is the global address of documents and other resources found on the World Wide Web. What is a URL? Each part of the address has a certain meaning and purpose to let you know more about the resource you have found. Here is an example: thirdgrade/resources.html How do you read a URL?

5 http- hypertext transfer protocol – this is the format used to transfer and deal with information over the Internet www – World Wide Web – the general name for the host server that supports the resource..not all sites include this in their address shschools – this is the secondary-level domain – this is the primary-level domain name..tells you what type organization runs the site

6 sjsh- this is the directory name..where the resources are kept on the hosting server lowerschool – this is the subdirectory typically the folder in the directory thirdgrade – this is the folder the page you are looking at is located resources – this is the name of the document that you are looking at html- this is the type of can have html, pdf, sjsh/lowerschool/thirdgrade/resources.html

7 For more information continue in this presentation to see the Internet Searching Tips slideshow! Need More Help?

8 Internet Searches The Basics for Effective Research Using the World Wide Web

9 Choosing a Search Engine Google Dog Pile Hot Bot Complete PlanetComplete Planet Vivisimo Infomine EZ2Find All the Web Ask Jeeves Daypop Yahoo MSN Altavista

10 Searching Use multiple keywords Careful of proper spacing and word order Use advanced search options/categories Read the search engine directions ( Google example )directions Use Boolean Logic if allowedBoolean Logic Use quotes to search for exact phraseexact phrase Use ~ to search synonyms ( ~food)

11 Efficient Searching Create Favorites to save time Organize Favorites when you have many Use History to review where you have been Record impressions of pages as you visit Don’t print pages..take notes

12 Track the domain as you search to check you are on the correct site Be aware that the domain is sponsored by a reputable source Find out who maintains the site Beware of advertisements! Credibility Question

13 Extracting Information Familiarize yourself with the page Identify the topics and subtopics presented Search within the site for keywords when possible Use a sitemap if included READ!!! READ!!!READ!!!

14 Saving Content from Pages Save the web page using “Save As..” Save the text by copying and pasting Save and image using “Save Target As..” Save downloadable documents using “Save Target As..” Try it!

15 Google Features Use Google to find a type of document like a pdf or a Word doc –type:pdf before the keyword Use Categories to focus Not case sensitive Also use it as a calculator, conversion tool and language translator

16 Boolean Logic Include operators such as AND, OR, ANDNOT (Dogpile) Often use + and – as well to refine search This will include words (+) or exclude words Example: Search bass – music Try it!

17 Quotes for Exact Phrase Example: “President Bush” will give results where these two words are always together. This will eliminate all references to presidents and the word bush. Try it!

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