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Research Online: A Practical Guide 
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Intro | Web Basics | Searching | Links | Citing Sources | Conclusion

Searching Smarter
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Activity 3

Learn to use a variety of search tools by playing our Scavenger Hunt! Find each requested piece of information using the search tool listed below each question.
  1. What are the date of birth and the birthplace of Edgar Allan Poe? Search: Webcrawler (
  2. In what year did Haiti gain its independence from France? Search: MetaCrawler (
  3. Name the two women who competed in the Wimbledon Championships Ladies' Singles Finals in the year 1900. Search: The Internet Public Library Reference Center (
  4. In what year was Albert Einstein awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics? Search: Excite (
  5. How tall is basketball great Michael Jordan? Search: NorthernLight (
After you have completed the activity, return to this page and check your answers.

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