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Website Evaluation


I. Internet
A. Not everything is on the Internet
B. Not everything created equally

 

Exceptionally Good Websites
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/
http://www.kirkwood.edu/faculty/gyarne
http://www.kirkwood.edu/faculty/nobermu

 

1. Evaluation - Process
C. Search Engines

 

http://www.Ask.com

binoculars, tools, image search

 

http://www.Google.com

Image, News, etc. quotes for phrases "I'm Feeling Lucky," fact checking

http://www.google.com/librariancenter/downloads/Tips_Tricks_85x11.pdf

http://ranking.thumbshots.com/

Comparison of Results

http://www.imdb.com

http://www.firstgov.gov

Specific Indexes and Engines

 

 

2. Sites

http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/bogusweb/

http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/

http://www.weathergraphics.com/tim/fisher/

http://www.dhmo.org/

http://descy.50megs.com/mankato/mankato.html

http://wneo.org/24hours/ethicselemvelcro.htm

http://www.thedogisland.com/

Whales of Lake Michigan

3. Wikipedia
Klingon, Rockbands, High Tech stuff
Make stuff up

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:General_disclaimer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Ballard

Copy (Mirror Site)

http://www.answers.com/

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.kirkwood.edu/library

 
 
 

 

Evaluation Temp - Getting the Most Out of the Internet Search Engines

Internet for Dummies – History

http://net.gurus.com/

Searching

“The High Cost of Not Finding Information” by Susan Feldman KM World Vol. 13 Issue 3 March 2004

http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=9534

Facts about Search Engines

Search Engines

http://www.yahoo.com/

http://cm.my.yahoo.com/?rd=nux

http://www.ask.com/

http://clusty.com/ (click on preferences)

Metasearch Engine

http://www.dogpile.com/

Comparison

http://comparesearchengines.dogpile.com/ Chart showing overlap

http://ranking.thumbshots.com/ Compare Two results

Try Google versus All the Web

http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/features/ Comparison in chart

How Students Use

People read in F pattern

http://www.useit.com/eyetracking/

Directories

http://www.lii.org/

Specific sites

http://www.usa.gov/

http://www.switchboard.com/

http://www.imdb.com/

http://www.mapquest.com/

Google tips

Holiday Logos http://www.google.com/intl/en/holidaylogos.html

http://www.google.com/librariancenter/downloads/Tips_Tricks_85x11.pdf

Website Evaluation See Above

Web 2.0 A Digital Life - Social

Blog http://www.trundlebedtales.com/WordPress

Podcast

IM

MySpace – A digital life

http://www.providence.edu/Academics/Phillips+Memorial+Library/

 

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