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Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify websites by domain, including commercial, nonprofit, educational, and government sites.
  • Be able to connect to websites via their URLs (addresses).
  • Understand the difference between "free" and "fee" websites.
  • Understand and be able to use a variety of Web searching tools.

map of U.S. with wires connecting many points across the country
graphic courtesy of NCSA

  • Be able to search using Boolean search terms, phrase searching, and advanced features.
  • Evaluate the content of a website utilizing standards of authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and level of coverage.
  • Analyze a specific website to determine its purpose, to identify the person or organization responsible for the information, the source of the information within the website, and when the website was created or updated.
  • Identify all of the information needed to cite a webpage source.
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