Teaching Internet Research Skills
a seminar presented by Genie Tyburski

COURSE SECTIONS

Introduction

Myths & Misconceptions

Research Starting Points

Evaluative Skills

Hypothetical Research Exercises

Fact-Finding Exercises

NAVIGATION

Home

Search This Web

Site Map

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MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS
Google Is THE BEST Search Engine
"[I]f one could call a search engine 'sexy,' then Google would be the pinup power search of the World Wide Web." -- "Going Google," The Sacramento Bee, 3/1/2002

"Google is usually too accurate to bother going elsewhere." -- "Your Search for an Engine Stops with Google," Washtech.com, 1/18/2002

"Google has lately changed my life." -- "A Simple Thanks to Mother of All Search Engines," Chicago Tribute, 11/22/2001

Best Practices for Instructors
  • Explain why Google receives such high praise.
  • Demonstrate where Google and other engines fail.
  • Illustrate that no single solution exists for finding all the answers all the time.
Teaching Ideas

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