Guide to Web Research Aids Students

Published November 1, 2000

One of the great myths of modern times is that young students know everything about technology, just by virtue of being young. But even young Web navigators need advice on how to take advantage of all technology has to offer.

To meet that need, Children’s Software Press offers a series of short-and-to-the-point booklets, the latest titled Student Guide to Research on the World Wide Web.

The booklet’s author, James Lengel, explains the difference between a subject directory and a search engine (and advises when to take advantage of each) and describes how “homework help” sites can aid the research process. Lengel outlines a three-stage process for pre-planning a Web search, saving Web navigators time, effort, and frustration. Also useful is his explanation and easy reference chart of how to narrow a Web search by combining words and symbols.

Plain-language directions for saving text and pictures using either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator make this booklet a primer every Web navigator, young and old alike, should have at the ready before embarking on any serious Web research.

Other titles in the Children’s Software Press brochure series include the Student Guide to Citing Electronic Sources, Top 10 Things to Try Before Calling Tech Support, and A Student Guide to Misinformation on the Web: Finding Accurate Information for Reports & Papers.

The Guide to Research is priced at $4 a copy; a classroom set of 30 copies is $60.

For more information . . .

contact Diane Kendall at 713/467-8686, or send email to [email protected].