Tips to Effective Internet Searching

Simple Keys To Search the Internet More Effectively:

1. Read the Help or Tips Menu

2. Prepare to Search

3. Start Simple and Take Advantage of the Search Tool

4. Use Both the Advanced and the Simple Modes of Search Tools

5. Use Unique Terms When Possible to Retrieve More Specific Results

6. Use the Directories in Search Tools or Subject Directories

7. Use More than One Search Tools

8. Use the MetaSearch Tools and Natural Language Tools to Begin and/or Refine a Search

9. Use Capitalization When Appropriate or to Refine a Search

10. Use Quotations or Other Symbols to Specify a Phrase

11. Keep Wading to a Minimum: Size of the Search Tool Does Not Matter

12. Use Find or Ctrl-F to Help Navigate Search Results