12 Research Sites exercises

As you work through these examples, both in-class and out-of-class, I want you to Twitter some information. When you use a web site that you really like or don't like or really don't understand, send a public twitter:

#bit330 NameOfTool: XX: yourReaction

  • The XX should be a number 1-10, reflecting your ranking of the usefulness or interestingness of this tool. (10 is highest; 1 is lowest.)
  • Your reaction should be just that — highlight what you liked or didn't like.
  • I would expect you to send a twitter for each site that you look at in the exercises below. You should do this both during and after class.
  1. Use each one of the primary Deep Web search tools and search for the topics below and be sure to look for the different ways that different search engines allow you to filter the results (usually by date and source):
  2. Use each one of the library- and book-based search tools to search for the same topics as above. Again, be sure to look for the different ways that different search engines allow you to filter and explore the results:
  3. Now, for the specialized Deep Web search tools, see which ones seem to apply to your topic. I would guess that BNet and Biznar would apply to most of your projects. I'm guessing a few of you will find some use for the scientific deep web search tools (if not for your project then for other dimensions of your life).
  4. Browse through and search against each one of the Web directories for sites that might be applicable to your project.
  5. Finally, go through this grab-bag of sites and see if there's anything of value for your project (or whatever).
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