For You to Consider Before Starting To Search.

‚ÄčNo single search engine should be used for all types of search.
Quality may be defined in terms of speed- how quickly the search engine finds and presents its results;
Presentation what information the seach engine provides on each website it retrieves;
Coverage how widely it searches to find relevant sites.
An effective search strategy is one that is based on the purpose and need of the searcher.
Reference: Herring, J. (2004)The Internet and Information Skills, facet publishing

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/
Practical information and advice about keeping kids safe online.
http://www.copacabana-ps.com/cybersafety.html

Some sites to help evaluate web pages

http://www.kyvl.org/html/tutorial/research/
Kentucky Virtual Library-how to search for information effectively.

http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html
A site that gives advice on how to use different seach engines.

Some effective search engines

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http://www.kartoo.com/
Ask.com
An advanced search tool that offers 3 different results for your query. Owned by Ask Jeeves.

http://www.dogpile.com/
"fetch" and cluster results, attracts younger students

http://www.google.com.au/
Google largest index results ranked by general popularity with "blind spots".

http://lii.org/
A Librarian's index page-'thinking person's Yahoo" with weekly updates.
http://www.yahoo.com/