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Google Tips

Below you will find a collection of how-to guides to more effectively search with Google.

Attachments:
Download this file (How to search with Google P1.pdf)How to search with Google P1.pdf[How to Search with Google - Part 1]102 kB
Download this file (How to use Advanced Search in Google P2.pdf)How to use Advanced Search in Google P2.pdf[Quotation Marks and This Exact Word or Phrase - Advanced Search in Google Part 2]76 kB
Download this file (How to use Advanced Search in Google P3.pdf)How to use Advanced Search in Google P3.pdf[Minus Sign and None of these Words - Advanced Search in Google Part 3]192 kB
Download this file (How to use Advanced Search in Google P4.pdf)How to use Advanced Search in Google P4.pdf[Numbers ranging from - Advanced Search in Google Part 4]74 kB

Databases

ABC CLIO DATABASES

American Government
American History
Daily Life through History
Issues
Pop Culture Universe
The African American Experience
World at War
World Geography
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
World History: The Modern Era

ABC-CLIO DATABASE Link

USERNAME = NorthwoodHS

PASSWORD = Timberwolves

Research Help

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia  Britannica Username =  nhsiusd  Password = irvine
Destiny - School Online Search via Catalog and Databases

Web Site Evaluation

MLK - Stormfront
Aluminum Foil Deflector
RYT Hospital
Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
All About Explorers

Authority. Who says? Know the author.

  • Who created this information and why?
  • Do you recognize this author or their work?
  • What knowledge or skills do they have in the area?
  • Is he or she stating fact or opinion?
  • What else has this author written?
  • Does the author acknowledge other viewpoints and theories?

Objectivity. Is the information biased? Think about perspective.

  • Is the information objective or subjective?
  • Is it full of fact or opinion?
  • Does it reflect bias? How?
  • How does the sponsorship impact the perspective of the information?
  • Are a balance of perspectives represented?
  • Could the information be meant as humorous, a parody, or satire?

Authenticity. Is the information authentic? Know the source.

  • Where does the information originate?
  • Is the information from an established organization?
  • Has the information been reviewed by others to insure accuracy?
  • Is this a primary source or secondary source of information?
  • Are original sources clear and documented?
  • Is a bibliography provided citing the sources used?

Reliability. Is this information accurate? Consider the origin of the information.

  • Are the sources truth worthy? How do you know?
  • Who is sponsoring this publication?
  • Does the information come from a school, business, or company site?
  • What's the purpose of the information resource: to inform, instruct, persuade, sell? Does this matter?
  • What's their motive?

Timeliness. Is the information current? Consider the currency and timeliness of the information.

  • Does the page provide information about timeliness such as specific dates of information?
  • Does currency of information matter with your particular topic?
  • How current are the sources or links?

Relevance. Is the information helpful? Think about whether you need this information.

  • Does the information contain the breadth and depth needed?
  • Is the information written in a form that is useable (i.e. reading level, technical level)?
  • Is the information in a form that is useful such as words, pictures, charts, sounds, or video?
  • Do the facts contribute something new or add to your knowledge of the subject?
  • Will this information be useful to your project?

Efficiency. Is this information worth the effort? Think about the organization and speed of information access.

  • Is the information well-organized including a table of contents, index, menu, and other easy-to-follow tools for navigation?
  • Is the information presented in a way that is easy to use (i.e., fonts, graphics, headings)?
  • Is the information quick to access?

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Library Information

Northwood High Library

Hours:

Monday 7:00 to 3:45
Tuesday 7:00 to 3:45
Wednesday 8:30 to 3:45
Thursday 7:00 to 3:45
Friday 7:00 to 3:30

The Library is open during Lunch, Open Periods (1,2,7,8) and Tutorials.  Periods (3,4,5,6) require a pass from a teacher to use the Library.

Currently the Library has 36 laptops available for student use and checkout.  Laptops may only be used in the Library.  Students must have a current NHS Student Card to checkout a laptop.

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