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How to find information on the Internet - Keyword Search
Use the linked resources to assist you in answering the questions. Text doc.

1. Before you begin a search it helps to Know your Assignment.

List 3 of the things you should know about a research assignment BEFORE you start.


Read Brainstorm Keywords

a. Name some keywords for Internet.



Read: Start the process at Step 0

2. Practice using the 3M List of Search Terms:

a. You want to find your school's website. Write some effective keywords using the 3M List of Search Terms.




b. You are planning to move into an apartment when you graduate.
Write some keywords that would help you search for one in your community.



3. What is a keyword search?



What is essential when you do a keyword search?


Predict - You entered the keyword draft. What would you find?


Do it. What is an unexpected hit you get?


4. How does using a * wildcard help you find information online?



5. You may have found some facts, but are they current and accurate?

Credible Sources Count! - Click Next to move through this activity.
How can you verify information?



6. What effects can spelling have on your search?
Follow the Understanding Spelling & Search tutorial.

Identify 3 important considerations about spelling and searching.






7. Complete a Challenge from Question to Query. Which one did you do?

What is your efficiency rating?


"Increasingly, web publishing materials are seen as the most cost effective, timely, and appropriate way
to deliver information and insure effective communications for everyone, including individuals with disabilities. "
21st Century Information Fluency Project 2003 - Micromodule: Accessibility

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