Conducting Research Using the World Wide Web Jessica Sharp Kristy Tabisula Jessie Kim
The world wide web is a very valuable tool for conducting research - There are many different search engines available that can link you to a wide variety of information
How a search engine works? • Search • Store an index • Enable users to search
Different Types of Search Engines - Crawler-Based Search Engine They create their listings automatically. They “crawl” or “spider” the web, then people search through what they have found. • An Example would be: Google www.google.com
Different Types of Search Engines (continued) - Human-Powered Directories This type depends on humans for its listings. A person submits a short description of his page to the directory. A search therefore looks for matches only in the descriptions submitted. • An example would be: Open Directory Project www.dmoz.org
Different Types of Search Engines (continued) • Hybrid Search Engines This type combines the other two types of search engines. This is the most common type of search engine found today. • An Example would be: Bing.com www.bing.com
Top 5 Search Engines of 2010 • Google • Yahoo • Bing • Ask • AOL Search Source: http://www.seoconsultants.com/search- engines/
Google, Yahoo & Bing • With these search engine you can search: - the web - images - videos - maps - news - shopping
Other Search Engines • www.dogpile.com • www.altavista.com • www.webcrawler.com • http://duckduckgo.com/ • www.excite.com
Conclusion • - World Wide Web research easier to use and access • - World Wide Web consist of countless websites/web pages
World Wide Web Scavenger Hunt • The first person to answer each question correctly will win a prize. • You can use any search engine you like. • Please raise your hand when you find the answer.
What Animal can go years Without drinking water?
In what city is the Pantheon located?
What is the only city in the U.S. whose name is spelled with only vowels?
How many steps does the Sentinel (Guard) take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknowns?
How many female Sentinels (Guards) of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier have there been?
What is the Aztec word for Avacado? What does it literally mean?