The Confidence Builder in each chapter supplements the
topic discussions by reporting on current research, introducing
another method for solving a common study problem, or
examining a related topic. To pursue the topic of the
Confidence Builder further, do an online search using
the key words provided in your textbook as a starting
point. The words from the text are listed below.
Using Search Engines to find information on the Internet
Finding information on the Internet is quite simple using
powerful search engines that have indexed topics to explore.
Choose from a number of popular search engines like Yahoo
Alta Vista (www.altavista.com),
and Ask Jeeves (www.ask.com).
Once you have chosen a search engine, type in the key
words for your search, using quotation marks around words
that are part of a phrase (for example "stress management"
or "study skills"). After you submit your query, you must
evaluate the sites listed by the search engine. Think
critically about the reliability of the source of the
information, the evidence provided, and the date the material
was posted. Sometimes, checking an offline resource can
help you to validate information. When you perform the
Confidence Builder searches, remember to think critically
about the information you find.