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Assignment: Internet concepts and search skills due next class
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An instructor will be available in the computer lab, lower level of library, to help if needed. Check instructors' schedules on their web page for times.
Vocabulary
Note: These terms pretty much follow the text. You can also check this Glossary  or use Google for help with definitions.  You will be expected to be able to define the terms with an asterisk in your own words in a quiz at the next class.

From previous labs lookup if you have not defined.
ISP
Portal (My Yahoo)
hidden web
Bots/Spiders

Web Search Basics (Definitions in presentation)
  *Search engine
  *Advanced (search)
  *Index searches
  *Natural Language searches
  *Concept/Keyword searches
  * Meta Search
  *Logic with Google
  *Google Scholar 

  *Advanced [Google, ASK, etc.]

  *Boolean logic (and, or, not)  -, + 
  *Proximity search
  *Truncation
  *Phrase search

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Web Search Basics
(1)
Open the following Power point  and study and understand the material.  You may be asked questions about and/or asked to perform any of the web and search functions covered in slides 1- 10 this documentation.

 Web Search Basics

(2) 
In your dictionary thoughly, completely and clearly [so that someone like you but not in this class would understand] define boolian searches. List the basic types of Boolian searches you could do in Google and state an example of each. 
Create your own  search statements, do not repeat the searches in the documentation for this assignment.
    If you did not already do this, Review Boolean logic used in web and library searches
  Tutorial

(3)  Practice using  diffirent search engines [Google, Yahoo, ASK (use to be called Ask Jeeves)] and be able to find sources on topics given next class using the search engines.


(4)  Define the Terms with an "*" and improve on definitions of terms you have in your dictionarySave your definitions in  your portfolio and place a copy in your homework folder. Wording should be yours  (not just copy and pasted from another source) clear, complete and understandable to someone like your self but not in this class. 


Erase all files in your homework folder.  Place a copy of all homework, in red above,  in your homework folder and bring to next class to place in class homework folder on the transfer drive