ERIC Number: ED412939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Searching the Web: Introduction to Search Techniques on the Web. [Videotape.]
American Library Association Video/Library Video Network, Towson, MD.
This 20-minute videotape looks at techniques for searching the Web and deals with other pertinent issues, such as performing Boolean searches, evaluating the usefulness of search engines and evaluating the resource materials found on the Web. A resource guide accompanies the tape. The guide consists of print training materials written by library staff and reprints from Web evaluation pages designed by librarians at the Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University. Specifically, the guide includes: subject catalogs for broad topics; search engines for specific questions; basic tips for effective searches; search protocols and logic; constructing a search; evaluating usefulness of search engines; checklists for various Web pages; and links to additional sites with Web evaluation materials. (Contains 35 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Information Sources, Online Searching, Reference Materials, Search Strategies, Videotape Recordings, World Wide Web
American Library Association Video/Library Video Network, 320 York Rd., Towson, Maryland 21204-5179 ($50); phone: 800-443-8273.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association Video/Library Video Network, Towson, MD.