How do I apply effective search strategies?
You develop search strategies whenever you have an information need. For instance, if you are about to purchase a new cell phone, you will need to know how to find information on all types of cell phones. You won't want information about the history of cell phones, or how to use them safely when driving, but you would need information on warranties, cell phone features, service providers and contracts.
When looking for your own information need or for an assignment, you want to find the information you need quickly. Remember to plan your search strategy. A little planning will save you time. Now let's look at your research assignment.
Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #4.
Review your assignment and follow these steps:
|#3||Search for information for your research project using ISearch. Go to the INFOhio website, www.infohio.org, and type your terms in the search box. Check the results in each of the ISearch tabs. Then branch out to other research tools including Google.|
Show what you know about searching with this quiz.