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Make sure you know how to do an Internet search

Even if you are familiar with Internet searches, you can probably refine your techniques by visiting one of these sites.

The Internet is your passport to many places. You want to get the most for time spent.

UC Berkeley lists a 5 step search strategy

List and explain in your own words what the 5 steps are.

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Now examine UC Berkeley Search Tips Pagewhich will tell you more about recommended search engine and  directories. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Help/search.html

 Pretend you need to do a report on the standing stones found in the Orkney Islands. Do a search using the 3 search engines listed on Berkeley's Search tips page.

Google

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Yahoo

Did you prefer one engine over another? Choose the one you liked best and explaiin why.

In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google (and other search engines)have many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Click the title of a specific feature to learn more about it.  Go to this Google Help Page for search features you may not have known about.http://www.google.com/help/features.html

 Try a few of these, List and explain 3 you did not know about

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