Bare Bones 101: A basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
Sponsored by the University of South Carolina, this is an online course on Web searching. There are 20 short and succinct lessons; each can be read in just a few minutes. There is also is list of recommended Web sites for more comprehensive and detailed help on Web searching.
Evaluating Internet Sources & Sites: a tutorial
With millions of pages on the Web purporting to serve educational purposes, how does one sort out the good from the bad, the useful ones from the time-wasters? In this tutorial, from Purdue University, Librarians and other information specialists share their expertise in evaluating Web information based on five criteria: Accuracy, Authority, Objectivity, Currency, and Coverage. The tutorial should take approximately 20 minutes.
This tutorial presents material from the Internet Workshops offered by the Teaching Library at the University of California. Topics include: introduction to Internet and the Web; glossary of Internet & Web jargon; comparisons of search engines and recommended search strategies; the Invisible Web; evaluating Web pages; using Google effectively. There are also links to handouts and PowerPoint presentations used in the classes, as well as hand-on exercises.
Learn the Net is a one-stop resource for new users and newbies for learning the Internet. Interactive tutorials help the users learn the Internet and techniques for faster surfing and searching, plus netiquette, net lingo etc. Along the left side of each page, you'll find a list of subjects. Just click on a subject for a list of related articles. Then click on the title to read the article. Each topic has an animated section and the site is available in Spanish and French.
Sponsored by Pandia Search Engine Training and Education, this free tutorial is a short and easy guide to Web searching, search engines and directories. In less than an hour this little crash course will teach you how to explore the Net more efficiently. It Includes Pandia’s “17 Recommendations for Internet Searching” and focuses on the advanced search techniques.
This Web site, from the University of California Berkeley, lists features common among the search engines as well as some unique features for particular search engines.
Search Engine Colossus - International Directory of Search Engines
Search Engine Colossus, originating from Kamloops, British Columbia, contains over 2100 listings in the languages of 306 countries and territories. Most of these search engine sites also include an English language version.
Search Engine Showdown
This site covers topics such as search engine sites, reviews & opinions, search strategies, statistics, and metasearch engines. In addition there are charts comparing feature of various search engines, news resources, news databases, and phone number search engines.
SearchEngineWatch.com contains information such as search engine listings, tips, reviews, and ratings. In addition, there are search engine news items from around the world, forums and blogs, and a calendar of upcoming search engine marketing & optimization conferences.
Sponsored by Learn the Net.com, this "How To" site addresses various web browsers, with particular emphasis on the two most popular - Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Also covered are a variety of other Internet topics such as E-Mail, downloading files, newsgroups, building a website, and E-Business.
The Invisible Web is what you cannot retrieve ("see") in the search results and other links contained in these types of tools. The Visible Web is what you see in the results pages from commonly-used general search engines such as Yahoo and Google. This web site, from the University of California Berkeley, tells what the Invisible Web is, why it exists, how to find it, and its inherent ambiguity.