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

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RESEARCH STARTING POINTS
Asking Colleagues, Friends, Experts, and Other People Resources

This method presents the most frequently used technique for finding information. Call Mom. Ask your co-worker. Talk to your doctor.

In the physical world, folks know, or know about (in the case of a recommendation), the people they tap for information. On the Web, anyone may respond to questions posted on public forums. At so-called expert sites, credentials may be based upon no more than the ratings of previous users. Nonetheless, such resources, taken with a grain or two of salt, may provide useful starting points.

Sample Sites

Ask Dr. Math

How To ... Do It with Research!

Kids Connect

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