ERIC Number: EJ611715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Helping Students Choose Tools To Search the Web.
Cohen, Laura B.; Jacobson, Trudi E.
Distance Education Report, v4 n7 p3 Apr 1, 2000
Describes areas where faculty members can aid students in making intelligent use of the Web in their research. Differentiates between subject directories and search engines. Describes an engine's three components: spider, index, and search engine. Outlines two misconceptions: that Yahoo! is a search engine and that search engines contain all the files that exist on the Web. Explains that different research needs are met by directories and search engines. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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