Where Should I Search? It Depends!
The Value of Free and Deep Web Resources (aka Google vs. Databases)
Students will be able to …
• articulate the value of using both the free web (e.g. Google) and the deep web (e.g. databases) to find sources.
• recognize that an information need may influence where one chooses to search.
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
We created this lesson for using in beginning composition classes with the intent that Writing instructor could adopt and incorporate this content and conversation into their course. A librarian taught this lesson in one of these classes though she modified Part III to be less formal.
It is helpful to have two screens when comparing results from Google vs. a selected database. It can be easy to get into the weeds of using the search tool when this is not the focus of the lesson. There is opportunity to change search scenarios to topics being discussed in the class.