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

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Activity 3 Answers

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 (
    Answer: Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1809.
  2. In what year did Haiti gain its independence from France? Search: MetaCrawler (
    Answer: Haiti gained its independence from France on January 1, 1804.
  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 (
    Answer: Mrs. G. W. Hillyard and Miss C. Cooper
  4. In what year was Albert Einstein awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics? Search: Excite (
    Answer: Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.
  5. How tall is basketball great Michael Jordan? Search: NorthernLight (
    Answer: Michael Jordan's height is 6' 6".

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