Locating and Evaluating Information on the Web Part II: Meta-Searchers & Web Review Sources

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 15
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$45.00 CAMLS libraries
$60.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$90.00 Non-members
Fee includes materials
Deadline: October 8
Limit: 24

This hands-on lecture/laboratory workshop will help you build upon the information from the Part I course. The Web search tools you’ve been introduced to will be examined more closely and compared with each other. You’ll learn to "power search" by using meta-searchers, making you a faster, more efficient searcher. You’ll also find out where you can locate web reviews, and how to use them to evaluate the information in the sites you find. Through structured exercises and plenty of hands-on practice, this workshop will take you one step closer to building an effective Web search strategy.

Gail Junion-Metz is an Internet trainer and librarian. 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. Gail is a popular presenter throughout the United States and Canada.
Intended Audience
Reference librarians or anyone who needs to locate information on the World Wide Web. Participants should have attended Locating and Evaluating Information on the Web Part I, or have experience and familiarity with a range of search tools.
  • Learn how meta-searchers can save you time

  • Be able to compare search tools and know which one is most likely to provide the answer you need
    Course Content
    • Review of search tools and search basics

    • Web meta-searchers

    • Web agents

    • Web reviews