Search Tips & Tools
Effective Internet Search Strategies.... Use a keyword, topic or idea. Be specific. daycare Use quotations for a phrase. "executive privilege" Use uppercase only for proper nouns. Avoid plurals. Montana Use an "*" as a wild card (politician, political) politi* A "+" plus sign means the search MUST include the word
A "-" minus sign means the search MUST NOT include the word
bulls + herford - Chicago AND means it must include both words teenager AND adolescent OR means it must include either word teenager OR adolescent
Specialized Search Tools....
For additional hints, read the "search tips" for each search engine.
General Search Tools....
- AnyWho (People)
- Ditto (Pictures)
- Find Sounds (Sounds)
- Picsearch (Images)
- Pics4Learning (Images)
- Switxhboard (People)
- Boolean Searching on the Net -- Provides a brief tutorial on how to search effectively using Boolean logic.
- Internet Finding Tips -- Presents a lesson on Internet searching so it can become Internet "finding."
- The 4 Nets for Internet Searching -- Presents 4 techniques to improve your searching experience.