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Search Strategies

How do Internet users use search engines to quickly and effectively find what they are looking for?



1. Search Engine: software that enables users to search the Internet using keywords

2. Google: an American public corporation, that provides Internet search, e-mail, mapping, office productivity, social networking, video sharing and other online services

3. Boolean Search: an Internet search that involves the use of (Boolean) operators such as 'and, or, not' to improve the search

4. Query: a word, a phrase or a group of words that request information from a search engine

5. Keyword(s): words carefully selected for a query in order to narrow down the search results to links that will be most useful


How do users determine if a website contains reliable information?



  1. Domain Name: a name used as an Internet address to identify the location of particular web page and followed by a suffix such as .com

  2. Domain Suffix: A domain suffix is the last part of a domain name. Popular domain suffixes include ''.com,'' ''.net,'' and ''.org,'' but there are dozens of domain suffixes.

  3. Source: The author of the information-check to see if the individual, company, or institution is credible.

  4. Contact Info: A phone number, mailing address, email, or other information on how to communicate with someone responsible for the website information.

  5. Factual: synonyms-truthful, true, accurate, authentic, historical, genuine, fact-based.

  6. A fact can be proven or disproven.

Use the video to find out 3 ways to determine if a website is credible.
Other Resources:
 Research and Evaluation Tips
La Investigación y La Evaluación
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