Learn to Search Effectively  

Let’s get started! Click the down arrow by Activity #1 below and work through the activities sequentially in Get Ready, Dive In, and Achieve Success. Then take the quiz to earn contact hours and a digital badge.

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#1 Watch - Search the Hidden Web Watch - Search the Hidden Web

Libraries provide access to many “hidden web” digital resources.

Watch this video from California State University San Bernadino's John M. Pfau Library to learn more about the hidden web.



Later in this module, you'll learn about the "deep web" digital resources available to you and your students at no charge through INFOhio.

#2 Search- Learn about Special Search Engines Search- Learn about Special Search Engines



Because finding unique or specific information on the visible web can be challenging, there are special search engines designed to help find exactly what you need. Here are some tools to help your students learn about special search engines.

Instruction idea: Have students record the similarities and differences in two search engines. Have them compare the way different search engines retrieve and display results.

#3 Watch - How Search Engines Work Watch - How Search Engines Work

Watch this short video from Microsoft Bing to find ways to help your students understand how Internet search engines work.