Advanced Search

icurio enables you to detail a search based on: curricular subject, source type (government, museums, non-profit organizations, etc.), rating, readability, multimedia type (audio, video, interactive, etc.), learning aids (formulas, maps, learning games, etc.), publishers, and language. With More Search Options, you can also filter out controversial sites and/or Wikipedia sites. In addition, you can add or exclude words or phrases from your search.

You can refine your search at any time by clicking on the Advanced Search link in the Keyword Search box at the top of any page.

Example of the More Search Option Link:

 

Example of More Search Options:

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 icurio 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 menus to select a subject area (Science, Language Arts, etc.) as well as a more detailed topic area. Narrow your search to a specific school subject in icurio.

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 icurio 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

icurio 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 icurio’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
  • Pictures and/or Illustrations
  • Software Downloads
  • Video

Learning Aids

Use the pull-down menus to select specific learning aids that you want 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

Publisher

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

 

  • GLOBIO
  • Learnetic
  • NASA
  • 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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