This module focuses on teaching how to surf the net without having to memorize long URLs. The tools used to search the Internet are called search engines. Below are tutorials and tips and tricks on how to use popular search engines.
- Search Engine Watch’s Search Engine Tutorials
Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.
The Pandia Search Central, a site dedicated to search engines and productive Internet searching, gives Internet surfers access to several tools that will help them become more able net searchers.
- Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Library's BARE BONES Tutorial is a great resource for beginning computer users; here you will find their lesson on web searching.
- Recommended Search Engines from University of California (UC) Berkeley Library
A page of recommended search engines from UC Berkeley’s Teaching Library Internet Workshop, this page reviews three search engines on the following: size and type, noteworthy features, phrase searching, Boolean logic, truncation, results ranking, and more.
- GCFLearnfree.org: Introduction to Google
GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life; these are their Google lessons.
- Bing Help
Everything you need to use Bing directly from the source, the Bing Help page.