Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting
(tutorial series)

Lesson One:

What is the Web and why can't I find what I want?

Lesson Two:

Where do I start? (Web Directories)

Lesson 2a:

Evaluating what you find (Tips for Selecting Resources)

Lesson Three:

What's next? (Web Indexes and Search Engines)

Lesson Four:

Power Search Techniques (Boolean and Field Searching)

Lesson Five:

Locating Images: Photos, Pictures & Graphics


Lesson 5a:

Photos, Pictures & Graphics -- Quick Reference

Lesson 6:

Using MetaSearch Engines















The Cyberlibrarians'
Rest Stop


This site contains helpful tools for the web searcher,  research on virtual library collections, web searching methodologies and a collection of resources for keeping current with Web-Based resources. Your suggestions are welcomed!


Smart Searching on the Web

Web Searching Sleuthing and Sifting
Need some guidance finding information on the web? Neophyte and advanced searchers have found the 
Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting tutorials useful. 
How can I keep up?!
Keeping abreast of new web-based research tools and techniques can be very time consuming and frustrating! The sites listed in Web Savvy: Keeping Current with Web-Based Resources are an excellent way to keep up to date with the best of the web.

Developing Virtual Collections

Interested in building a Virtual Collection of resources? Learn tips on evaluating sources for e-libraries or consult an extensive list of types of resources to include. Then, just build it! using the collection development "tools" (specialized resources) that will help you find the good resources no matter what your subject focus or user needs.

Search Tools

In a hurry and want to just search it! but not sure where to start? check out Basic Tools.


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Last Updated: Nov. 2001; Links checked November 2001

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