Evaluating Internet Resources

Tom Kelliher, CS 102

Mar. 8, 1999



Quiz Friday.

Finish FrontPage exercises. Practice.


Due Friday. Read two web pages listed at end of outline.

From Last Time



  1. Search Engines: types and using.

  2. Evaluating web sites.

Coming Up

Return to FrontPage.

Search Engines

Two basic types:

  1. Directory search tool. Indexed by subject matter. Example: Yahoo

  2. Search engine. Keyword search. Example: AltaVista http://www.altavista.com/.

Compare by: organization, ease of use, frequency of updates, filtering of entries, number of ``hits.''

Spiders and robots.

Narrowing Search Engine Searches

Exercise using AltaVista.

Evaluating Web Pages

Exercise. See Evaluating Sources
http://phoenix.goucher.edu/~jillz/cs102/evaluate.htm Break up into groups of two or three. I'll assign three problems to each group.

Good starting points for reading:

  1. Evaluation IFL eText http://www.ycp.edu/library/ifl/etext/etevalu.htm.

  2. Evaluating Internet Resources http://www.albright.edu/library/evaluate.htm.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Mon Mar 8 10:21:43 EST 1999
Tom Kelliher