5 Using the Web

When you have completed this section of Searchpath, you should be able to

  • understand the organization of the Internet
  • identify the major types of Web sites
  • use the Library web site to be your starting point for Web searching
  • use search engines to search the Web
  • interpret and evaluate Web search engine results

Note: This lesson is a bit longer than the others for a good reason.  To be a savvy user of the Public World Wide Web, you are going to need to be a strong critical thinker.  You need to be able to effectively find information in a universe that is not really organized and then be able to select information that is reliable, somewhat of good depth, and of quality.

Time: This module will take you about forty-five minutes.

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Original Searchpath material © 2001-2002 by the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University. Searchpath incorporates material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Searchpath Open Publication License.