Search engines

Nearly everyone has done an Internet search, but what clues are provided about the results of a search? In Written Assignment 2, you will focus on determining the difference between what evaluative and assessment information is provided by an Internet search using a search engine (such as and a search using a library subscription database of professional and juried articles. To begin work on the activity, follow the steps outlined below. 1. Use your favorite search engine to look for Internet sources on privacy and security on the Internet. 2. Use EBSCOhost’s Academic Search Premier database to do a Basic Search for articles on privacy and security on the Internet. (Log into the myEdison portal and locate the My Resources box in the center of the screen. The link to EBSCOhost can be found under the Educational tab.) 3. Including the evaluative criteria described in the assigned reading for Module 2 (see “Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider” and “Web Evaluation Criteria”, Write a 550-600 word essay Describing your assessment of the accuracy, authority, objectivity, and currency you found in each of your search results. Focus on why search engines and databases produce different types of results; explain why there are differences in the results you obtained from each of the two types of search tools.