web search engines

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web search engines

Researching online

Describes how to evaluate websites, discussing how to assess their accuracy, authorship, and purpose.

The genius of Google

how Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and a search engine changed the world
Search engines allow us to find almost anything on the internet. But it wasn't always this easy. Find out more about the creation of Google, how it's expanded, and what's next for the innovative company.

Filter bubbles and you

An introduction to filter bubbles, discussing what they are, how they work, the ethical implications, and how they affect individuals and society.

Algorithms of oppression

how search engines reinforce racism
Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.

Authoritative guide to kids' search engines, subject directories, and portals

Explains to teachers, librarians and parents how children go about searching the Web, and presents evaluative profiles of search engines, subject directories, and portals for kids.
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Strategic searches using digital tools

With computers, tablets, and smartphones offering us access to online information just about anywhere we have Wi-Fi or cell service, the next step is to make those searches as efficient as possible. Readers will get a step-by-step overview of how to make the most of their search activities so they can get the information they want and need with just a few keystrokes, swipes, or clicks. Tips and tricks will help readers get started right away. This instructive resource is a must have for teens starting to work on research papers.
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Smart internet surfing

evaluating websites and advertising
Discusses how to search the Internet safely and accurately.

What is a search engine and how do I use it?

Describes how to conduct both basic and advanced searches on the Internet, providing information on the history of internet searching, using boolean search terms, and evaluating the content of search results.


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