The Neal-Schuman Authoritative Guide to Kids' Search Engines, Subject Directories, and Portals (Neal-Schuman Netguide Series)
Ken Haycock, Barbara Edwards, Michelle DoberISBN: 1555704514;
Librarians, teachers, and parents can rely on the evaluations and recommendations in this timely guide to the top search engines, subject directories, and portals especially designed for kids. Based on recent research and a thorough review of the literature, this resource explains children?s searching behaviors and describes the kinds of logical thinking, critical evaluation, and search strategies they need to use when doing research on the Web. Beginning with definitions of search engines, subject directories, and portals, the authors explore the elements of a search tool, discuss ownership and documentation, examine the selection and content coverage, look at display and navigation tools, search features, results and rankings. The top twenty recommended search engines and subject directories for kids (including Ask Jeeves for Kids, Cyber Sleuth ? Kids, Homework Planet, KidsClick!, Lycos Zone, Searchopolis, and Yahooligans) are covered in detail, the strengths and...
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