Effective Searching: Introduction
Just about everyone uses the web these days. We all have our favourite sites that we visit regularly, but we also use the web to find answers to our questions. We also use the web to help with school, college and work.
The web is huge and gets bigger every day. The sheer volume of information can be overwhelming and sometimes it can be difficult to find good answers to your queries.
In addition to ordinary search engines, there are web resources for searching for scholarly and specialist material; how do these work?
These pages are intended to help you improve your searching skills by providing some tips for searching web resources and suggestions for improving general Internet searching.
Also, have a look at the search process section to help you build better searches
After looking at these pages you should:
- have a better idea of how to search web resources
- be aware of Boolean operators and their ability to broaden or narrow your searches
- be able to use search engines more effectively