Dr. Sarah's Homer's Paycheck Homework
NAME_________________________________ Circle Class 2:00
Samples of searches from class:
DUE at the Beginning of Class
You will need to have completed this
homework in order to be successful in class.
+history +"interest rates"
+"history of interest rates" -200*
+"origins of banking" +interest 308 pages
Origins of Banking
+"history of interest rates" +babylonian
+"cuneiform" +babylonian +interest
+usury +interest +Babylonian
+money 1060 pages
Usury is Piracy
Open up a web browser and go to
Use effective searching techniques
to try and find a web page containing Homer's full paycheck info
(this must include Gross Pay, Net Pay, AND FICA).
quotes tell the search engine to find pages with that phrase in it,
while +word is used to tell it to find that word in it.
Be sure that you use +word1 +word2
(ie a space between +word1 and +word2)
Some additional suggestions:
Write down Homer's complete paycheck information (this must
include Gross Pay, Net Pay, AND FICA, but you should also write down the
rest of the paycheck info too).
- Note that if you search with
then you come up with way too many web page links to click on, so
you need more effective searching.
The * after Simpson so that it will return pages with Simpson, Simpsons, or
Simpson's in them. I.e. Simpson* in a search directs the engine to find
pages with anything after Simpson.
I suggest that you include
in your effective search, since this
will eliminate all of the pages with the word 1010 in them
(otherwise you will find this assignment sheet).
The point of you searching yourself instead of
having me just tell you is for you to improve your web
searching skills (which will only happen with lots of practice for
- Once you have found promising website links, then
you can click on a link to
go to that page.
It would take a long time if we had to read through entire web pages
to find info we want. There is a better way:
Searching within a web page
Under EDIT, go to
FIND..., type in one word you want to find in a web page.
Searching within an adobe acrobat .pdf file
If the file is a .pdf file, then Edit/Find won't work.
But, just above the page itself, look for the BINOCULARS, and click on
them. Then type in the word you want to find in the page
(for example, paycheck or gross pay) and then
click on FIND.
Write down the web address of the web page that contained
Write down the exact searching
words (+blah +"something else"...)
that enabled you to find the web page by searching www.google.com
Write down the word that you used to find the paycheck within
the web page or adobe file (#2 above).