IT1010 Information Research Skills

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18 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 4 μήνες)

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IT1010 Information Research Skills

Objective: Use Internet Search Engines to
Conduct Effective Research

Unit A:

Introduction to
Search Engines

Unit Introduction


Search Engines


Meta
-
Search Engines


Specialized Databases

Search Engines


Designed to search for information on
the web


3 operations


Web crawling : computer program that
browses the web and collects web pages


Indexing : stores

web pages

to facilitate
fast and accurate retrieval


Searching : the key word(s) [“query”]
entered by the user into the search
engine


Meta
-
Search Engines


Send query to several search
engines and aggregate the results
into a single display


Best for general queries


Use individual search engines for
most precise results since

meta
-
search algorithm may hide
some significant results

Search Engines


Learn More


Comprehensive list of search engines
described and categorized by type:

http://www.thesearchenginelist.com


Search Engine Optimization and Web
Marketing professionals discuss new
search engine features:

http://searchenginewatch.com/


Specialized Databases


Collections on particular subjects, such
as: medical journal article abstracts
and citations, company financial data,
United States Supreme Court
decisions, census data, patents, or
other subjects


All search results apply to the
particular subject eliminating some of
the noise from typical search engines

Specialized Databases

CNM Library

Access on campus


Go to CNM home page
(cnm.edu)


Click Current Students


Click Libraries


Click Databases link


Choose a topic to see
available materials

Access off campus


Go to CNM home page
(cnm.edu)


Click
MyCNM

link


Log in to
MyCNM


Click Students tab


At bottom of page, click
button Search the
Databases


Choose a topic to see
available materials


Other Specialized Databases


Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/


Library Spot
http://www.libraryspot.com/

Practice Research Activity


Use Google and CNM consumer
health subscription database to
search for ‘steroids’ using this link:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype
=ip,uid&profile=chc


Compare the wide
-
ranging results of
Google versus the subscription
database results

Practice Research Activity


Use Google and CNM databases to
search and compare the results of
additional topics, such as global
warming and free trade


Choose your own research topics


Remember that new publications
appear frequently, so search results
will vary over time