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

SPONSORS

The Virtual Chase

Drexel University,
College of Information Science & Technology

MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS
What's Wrong With This Engine?!

Instruction style: Multimedia (e.g., PowerPoint presentation, Web-based instruction) with or without teacher assistance. Also possible in the traditional classroom or with lecture-style presentation.

Description: To alert patrons to the limitations of search engines.

What Search Engines Do

What Search Engines Do NOT

What About Meta Searchers?

What Search Engines Miss

Recommended Reading:

Danny Sullivan, "How Search Engines Work" Search Engine Watch, updated June 26, 2001 

Danny Sullivan, "Meta Search or Meta Ads?" Search Engine Watch, May 23, 2001

Greg Notess, Search Engine Inconsistencies, Search Engine Showdown

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