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Journalism - J4450 Reporting and Writing I

Use Information From the "Search Strategies" Tab to Answer the Following Questions:

  • Explain the step-by-step process that you used to find the information.
  • Indicate what you found.
  • Determine whether the information that you found is trustworthy.

Using Effective Search Strategies

1.  Using the term "climate change," query any two of the search engines (Google, Duck Duck Go, etc.) discussed in class. Compare the results from each search.

  • Are the page rankings similar on each search engine's SERP?
  • How do they differ?

2.  Add "United Nations" to your climate change search.

3.  Using Wolfram Alpha, find the number of home runs hit by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017. 

  • How would you structure each search to receive optimal results?
  • How would word placement in your search strategy impact the result?
  • What sources did Wolfram Alpha use to compute the answer?