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WEB FEET Sample Searches

WEB FEET is a comprehensive subject guide to the best free resources available on the Internet. It is not a search engine, but collections of preselected, annotated, and cataloged Web sites reviewed by librarians, subject experts, educators, and editors.

Search 1:

Find Web sites on the Civil War.

Solution:

  1. Log into WEB FEET and enter "Civil War" in the search by keyword entry box on the home page.
  2. Click on the arrow button to retrieve more than 110 Internet resources.

Search 2:

A 10th-grade teacher wants to find lesson plans on language arts for an assignment for his class.

Solution:

  1. Log into WEB FEET and enter "lesson plans language arts g10" in the search by keyword on the home page.
  2. Click on the arrow button to retrieve more than 100 Internet resources.

Search 3:

A student needs to find biology resources in order to choose a topic for a class assignment.

Solution:

  1. Log into WEB FEET and go to the topic pick lists on the home page.
  2. Click on Biology under the "Science & Technology" heading.
  3. Under "Biology", click on such topics as "Endangered Species", "Genetics", and "Heart & Circulatory System" to retrieve numerous Internet resources.

Search 4:

A parent wants to find Web sites sponsored by PBS.

Solution:

  1. Log into WEB FEET and select "Author/Source" from the dropdown search options on the home page.
  2. Enter "PBS" in the entry box.
  3. Click on the arrow button to retrieve more than 55 Web sites from PBS.

Search 5:

An educator wants to find resources on reading suitable for kindergarten through 2nd grade students.

Solution:

  1. Log into WEB FEET and click on Advanced Search from the top of the home page.
  2. Enter "reading" in the search by Subject entry box.
  3. Go to refine your search options and click on Grades K-2 in the Limit by Grade(s) box.
  4. Click on the arrow button to retrieve more than 78 Internet resources.
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