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Digital Literacy 09: Effective Search Strategies I

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Last month, the Creative Cloud blog featured some daunting statistics regarding the enormity of the Internet.  According to their calculations, if you printed the Internet it would take 57,00 years to read, weigh 1.2 billion pounds, and cover half of Long Island.  While it’s difficult to precisely define the scope of the web, there is [...]

Digital Literacy 101: Effective Search Strategies Part 2

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

At a fundamental level, effective searching requires using (1) the right words and (2) the right tools.  The first lesson on this topic examined how keywords and snippets can lead to better search results.  This week, we explored some of Google’s advanced search features and several “Google alternatives”: Effective Search Strategies Part2 View SlideShare presentation [...]

Digital Literacy: Effective Search Strategies Part 1

Monday, September 29th, 2008

In our increasingly flat, information-rich world, the skill of locating information has become as important as the skill of memorizing information.  With more than one trillion pages on the web, finding and managing digital data can certainly be challenging.  Our fourth Digital Literacy topic, effective search strategies, divides this vast concept into two manageable, fundamental [...]