More Search Options

netTrekker gives you the ability to personalize your search results by refining your results to find specific types of content. When a search result contains websites that have more than one form of content, using the More Search Options link opens a menu of choices you can use to refine your results.

Examples of More Search Options Link

To access the second More Search Options link, either click anywhere within the Search Term box or click .

Example of More Search Options menu

More Search Options enable you to focus your search results to include very specific options. To refine your search, complete any of the following:

Keyword or Phrase

You can refine your search by filling in keywords or phrases in the blanks provided. You can ask netTrekker to search for a full phrase, a variety of words, or even to exclude certain words.

Subject (available when a subject area has not yet been selected)

Use the pull-down menu to select a subject area (Science, Language Arts, etc.). Once you choose a subject, you can then move to the next menu to narrow your search further by topics within that subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.).

Source Type

Use the pull-down menus to select specific domain types and website sources. Choices include:

Encyclopedia Websites
Internet Library Websites
Museum Websites
Public Library Websites
Government Organizations (.gov, .mil, etc.)
College and University Websites (.edu, etc.)
K-12 School Websites
Non-Profit Organizations

Rating

All netTrekker website resources are given an Overall Rating between 1 and 5 (with 5 being the highest). Use the pull-down menu if you would like to refine your Search Result to a single overall rating.

Readability

netTrekker learning resources are scored for readability on a scale of 1 to 5. Use the pull-down menu if you would like to refine your result to a single readability rating. For more on netTrekker’s Readability Scores, click here.

Multimedia

Use the pull-down menus to select a specific type of content that you want included in the resources that make up your result. Choices include:

Audio
Interactive Media
Video

Learning Aids

Use the pull-down menus to select specific learning aids that you want to be included in the resources that make up your results. Choices include:

Assessments
Biographies
Books / Bibliographies
Formulas / Examples
Lesson Plans (available only to Teachers)
Learning Exercises
Learning Games
Maps / Charts
Primary Source Documents
Quotations

Collections

Use the pull-down menus to select specific resource collections that you want to be included in the resources that make up your result. Some choices include:

BrainPOP
BrainPOP ESL
BrainPOP Español
BrainPOP Jr.
GLOBIO
National Humanities Center
PBS TeacherSource
Promethean
Quia
SAS Curriculum Pathways
SMART
TeachEngineering
Teachers’ Domain Resources
Texas Instruments

Language

Use the pull-down menus to select a language for your result. Choices include:

English
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Russian
Tagalog
Urdu
Vietnamese

Controversial Material

You may choose to filter out controversial material from your result. The default is “No Filtering.”

Wikipedia

You may choose to filter out Wikipedia resources from your result. The default is “No Filtering.”

When you have selected all you wish to select, click . A result page will appear, listing only those resources which include your selection.

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