By Ran Hock - Online Strategies
Three Elements for Effective Searching
|Choosing the Right Tool
||Knowing and Using Basic Search Engine Strategies
||Having a Basic Collection of Web Reference Tools
Legal Research on International Law Using the Internet
Social Science Information Gateway
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
1. The Venerable K.I.S.S. Approach - Keep It Simple, Searcher! - Throw in your main terms and let the search engine(s) do the work.
2. Use simple narrowing techniques if your results need narrowing
3. USE the advanced search page(s)
4. Examine your first results and look for, then use, terms you might not have thought of.
5. Use the Boolean OR
6. Look carefully at what else results pages give you
April 30 2004