To teach users how to locate and evaluate information on the World Wide Web.
- The Wild World Wide Web
- Uniform Resource Locators
- Search Engines
- Meta Search Engines
- Web Directories
- Evaluating Web Sites
- Review Questions
Compared to the rest of the World Wide Web, the online databases explored in Lesson 5 are a tame place. Indexers, librarians and scholars select the material in these databases. But venturing out to the free access areas of the Web is embarking on a wild adventure.
For the most part, the Web is an uncontrolled environment. Anyone who knows how to use a computer and knows HTML can put up a page. Because of this fact, you, the user, must exercise judgment to the validity of the information. That is, after you have sifted through thousands of pages to find one on your topic
This lesson seeks to show you how to create organization out of the mass of information available to you on the Web and to help you look at that information objectively.