WEEK FIVE– Homework

 

1. Use one the following search engines for each of the following questions, and when you e-mail your answers, indicate which search engine you used:

 

            http://www.go.com/

            http://www.looksmart.com/

            http://www.alltheweb.com/

            http://www.goto.com/

            http://www.altavista.com/

 

a. You are going to spend a week in Hawaii and want to go sailing at sunrise. Tell me what time the sun will rise in Honolulu on November 12, 2001.

 

b. Using one of the above search engines, tell me the source of “I shot an arrow into the air,” and where you located the information.

 

c. Tell me about the Brooklyn Bridge. What year was construction finished? How many different amounts can you locate for the “final cost”?

 

2. Searching with Directories and Indexes:

 

            a. Go to each of the following Directories and Indexes and note how different they are.

 

                        Directories:

                                    http://magellan.excite.com/

                                    http://www.altavista.com/

                                    http://www.dmoz.org/

                                    http://home.about.com/

 

                        Indexes:

                                    http://www.lii.org

                                    http://www.clearinghouse.net/

                                    http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/archive/

 

            b. Choose a topic, a Directory and an Index, and ask a question regarding your topic.

 

            c. “Drill” down until you get the answer.

 

            d. Send me an e-mail at birdesq@ix.netcom.com explaining:

 

                        The topic and question.

                        The Directory and Index.

 

            e. Cut and past the URL of the site where you located your answer into your e-mail.

 



 

 

 

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