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

Date & Time
Tuesday, May 5
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$50 CAMLS libraries
$70 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$95 Non-members
Fee includes materials
Deadline: Tuesday, April 28
Limit: 24

This hands-on lecture laboratory will help you build upon the information learned in the Part I course and help you search the web faster and more efficiently.

You'll become a "Power Searcher" when you learn to use meta-searchers. 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 a librarian and well-known Internet trainer across the United States and Canada. She is the author of K - 12 Resources on the Internet , 2nd ed. (Library Solutions Press, 1997) and co-author of Using the World Wide Web and Creating Homepages (Neal-Schuman, 1996). She is president of her own training firm, Information Age Consultants, and writes the "Surf For" column for School Library Journal.
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 to use meta-searchers to save time

  • Find out how 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

    • Evaluation skills; techniques for verifying the sources of information

    • Using web reviews as selection tools

    • Structured searching exercises