This easy to read eBook provides information, ideas, strategies and activities to help users of all ages become more efficient and effective searchers of the WWW. The eBook is based on the author's experience as an educational researcher and as an educator, both in primary schools and in the higher education sector. The content in Book 1 of the 6 part series explains, in easy to understand terms, the differences between search engines, web directories and meta search engines, and briefly explains how each of them work. The book also looks at sponsored links and ranking processes and explains without the technical jargon, the way meta tags and meta description tags are used, and why it may help to understand these terms when conducting a search on the WWW. The rest of the eBooks in the series look at Understanding the Search Task; Search Options; Website Features and Purpose; Website Quality and Website Look and Functionality. I trust you will find the information included useful in helping you to improve your own search skills or in facilitating your students' learning about searching the WWW.
Written by Carmel M Taddeo, a complete biography can be accessed on www.cmtaccessresearch.com The Beginning of the Search Journey by C M Taddeo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.