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Interaction Internet research The internet gives us a lot of information, but it is often not easy to know where to start searching. It is important to know how to search and to find out which information is good information. 1 Searching tips Here are some tips that you can use when looking for information on the internet: • Use the word AND when you want information about two or more key words together. For example: Olympics AND records • Use the word NOT when you want information about one key word but no information about the other. For example: national parks NOT Europe • Use quotation marks (“…”) around the names of people, places or a phrase, so the words are right next to each other on the website. For example: “Jamie Oliver” • To find a picture of something, type in “image”: For example: image: Prince Harry 2 Finding out which information is good information Finding out which sites are good and which sites are not good is not very easy. When looking at a website, you should always ask yourself: • Who wrote this? • How is this information different from information on other sites? • When was the site last updated? • Why is this information useful? When you find information on the internet, you can use the following chart to find out if the information is good or bad: Good information: Bad information: • comes from a reliable website (for example a government or scientific website) • is not too old • is objective • is easy to understand • is similar to information on other websites • does not come from a reliable website • is out of date • is not objective • is not easy to understand • is not similar to information on other websites 88 Unit 7 · Media and technology Ó worksheet 7pw9s9 Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv