Basic Internet Skills
A collection of links to help patrons learn how to use the Internet.
Exploring the Internet with Web Browsers
Using Search Engines
Some Sample Search Engines
|Search Engine||How it works||Special features|
|Human-indexed directory and a spider||People search / Local Search|
|Spider and algorithms||Clean and fast / Invisible local search / operates behind some other sites|
|Spider||Page image changes daily / more intuitive search results|
Using Search Terms
Try three words of your own.
More Search Hints
What do you want to SEE?
Be specific - what do you want to find and where?
Explore alternative terms - are there similar words?
Exclude unnecessary terms - are there some words you need to take out?
Evaluating Search Results - Information Quality
Remember the five "Ws" and the "H"
Who wrote/sponsors the page?
Fake Websites - Information Quality / Safety
Internet Safety Tips