Locating and Evaluating Information on the Web Part I: The Basics of Search Engines and Indexes
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 6
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building Auditorium
2111 Snow Road
Non-library staff from member's organizations
Fee includes materials and coffee
Deadline: April 29
Get a handle on searching and evaluating resources on the Web in this hands-on lecture/laboratory. Learn searching basics, how to use a web index, and how search engines differ from indexes. You will also learn basic skills for evaluating the information content you find on various sites, and how to impart these concepts to patrons. This workshop will include structured exercises that will start you on your way to building a reference search strategy that includes online resources.
is a librarian and president of the training firm, Information Age Consultants. She is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet (Library Solutions Press, 1996) and co-author of using the WWW and Creating Homepages (Neal-Schuman, 1996). She is the “Surf For” columnist for School Library Journal, and serves as editor of the LITA newsletter. Gail is a popular presenter throughout the United States and Canada.
Reference librarians or anyone who needs to locate WWW information more efficiently. Participants should have some familiarity with mouse usage.
Get the basics of searching Web indexes and using search engines
Review Boolean and other search techniques, and how to apply them to different Web tools
Get a feel for evaluating the vast information you locate on the Web
Learn which Web search tool is the best one for specific information needs
Tools that will help you get the information you need
The Good, The Bad and the Bogus: Evaluating Web resources
More reference resources
Web index basics and comparisons
Using search engines