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

RESEARCH STARTING POINTS  
The majority of Web-based information hides from search engines (See Introducing the Invisible Web). Trainers who succeed in delivering this message will better serve their patrons than those who focus exclusively on searching strategies. We suggest teaching patrons how to use a few of the better finding tools like those below.
 

Topical Research Starting Points

FirstGov

MEDLINEplus

SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway

Statistical Resources on the Web

For children and young adults ...

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Coolmath4kids

FirstGov for Kids

OceanLink

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