Using Search Engines for Online Research


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An example of a general search engine is:

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1. Jim is writing a report on the Washington Monument. When he uses a search engine, he is pointed to resources about various monuments throughout Washington DC and the state of Washington. Which item listed below should Jim use to help him find sites useful in his research?

2. Sarah is doing scholarly research on a technical topic. What type of search engine would likely yield the best results for her work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's important to know the most effective ways to search online when you need to do research. This quiz tests you on some of these effective ways.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize related terms when given the definition
  • Recall commands to use in a search for specific purposes
  • Understand ideal words to type into a search box

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on searching online for research
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about online research
  • Knowledge application - use acquired information to successfully answer questions about best techniques to use in searches when doing online research

Additional Learning

If you wish to know more, the lesson titled Using Search Engines for Online Research covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize different types of programs available for researching online
  • Define 'keywords'
  • Explain different research commands and their purposes