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Title: Surfing the Internet


1
Surfing the Internet
  • Applied Computer Technology
  • Fall, 2005

2
Presentation Outline
  • Review Outlook POP3/SMTP Setup on yahoo
  • Surfing the Internet Conducting A Research on
    the Internet
  • For Next Time Prepare for Refwork

3
Conducting Researches On-line
  • Glossary of Internet and Web Jargon
  • 4 Recommended Websites
  • Tools
  • 1) Search Engines Meta-Search Engines (google
    scholar)
  • 2) Subject Directories
  • 4. Search Strategies
  • 5. References
  • 6. Exercises Assignment

4
4. Recommended Tutorial Websites
  • 1. Using the Internet for Research - http//www.so
    fweb.vic.edu.au/internet/research.htm
  • 2.Finding Information on the Internet - http//www
    .lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Find
    Info.html
  • 3. Net.Tutor - http//gateway.lib.ohio-state.edu/t
    utor/
  • 4.Easier Version
  • Web Search Strategies - http//www.learnwebskills.
    com/search/

5
Search Engines
  • General
  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • AltaVista
  • All the Web/FAST
  • HotBot
  • Excite
  • Meta-Search Engines
  • Hinet Yam
  • Specific Research
  • FJCU On-line Library Search
  • English Teaching
  • English Learning
  • Literature (LRC, BRC, MLA)
  • Western Civilization

6
Subject Directories (Cited from Using Subject
Directories-A Tutorial)
  • Yahoo
  • The Open Directory
  • lists scholarly and popular websites.
  • Looksmart
  • another great directory for locating popular
    sites.
  • Internet Public Library (scholarly search)
  • Librarians' Index to the Internet (scholarly
    search)
  • The WWW Virtual Library (scholarly search)
  • Google Directory

7
Search Strategies
  • Planning Your Research Project (SOFWeb)
  • Preparing Your Search
  • 11 Steps to Effective Searching - Buakk O
    Dochartaigh)
  • Google tips Google Help Center

8
Evaluating On-line Resources
  • Check the Homepage
  • about who maintains/publishes the materials on
    line
  • Look for specialized scholarly opinions
    (normally with clear author, publisher, and
    complete citation at the end)
  • Accuracy
  • Currency
  • Bias Special Interest Groups
  • Ask the Experts

9
References
  • Net.Tutor - http//gateway.lib.ohio-state.edu/tuto
    r/
  • Web Search Strategies - http//www.learnwebskills.
    com/search/
  • 11 Steps to Effective Searching - http//www.nuiga
    lway.ie/soc/research/11steps.html
  • Using the Internet for Research - http//www.sofwe
    b.vic.edu.au/internet/research.htm
  • Finding Information on the Internet - http//www.l
    ib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindIn
    fo.html
  • Glossary of Internet and Web Jargon
    http//www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Int
    ernet/Glossary.html

10
ExercisesPick One and Practice
  • 1. Explore one of the search tutorial websites to
    learn overall on-line searching skills at
  • http//www.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/Searc
    hing/Help_and_Tutorials/
  • 2.Compare contrast the results of santa claus
    at google and santa claus at google
    directorygtreligion
  • 3. Evaluate the articles on top of both lists to
    see which one is more scholarly
  • 4.Explore one of the directories mentioned, look
    for scholarly articles about
  • Santa Claus
  • Controversy of cloning
  • 5. Apply Web Search Strategies 
    - http//www.learnwebskills.com/search/
  • 6. Apply Keyword or phrase search (from 11 Steps)
    and look for materials about the previous topics
  • Assignment
  • Send the teacher an e-mail message about your
    finding
  • engcampfjcu_at_yahoo.com.tw
  • Subject Net_SearchA_YourName_Student No.
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