The Internet and Effective Internet Searching

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1. Clarify

1.1. What are you looking for?

1.2. Brainstorm Questions

1.3. Keywords, Synonyms

2. Search

2.1. Try simple search terms

2.2. Be more specific

2.3. Use quotation marks

3. Delve

3.1. Look beyond the first few results

3.2. Consider the URL

4. Evaluate

4.1. Don't believe everything you read

4.2. Check 2-3 sources

5. Cite

5.1. Write info in your own words or quote

5.2. Say who and where it is from

6. When searching - use your best guess with spelling

7. It is okay that everyones results may be different

8. Include important key words

9. Limit searches to higher level domain

10. Evaluate the cite

11. Only use key words in your searches - leave out unnecessary ones

12. Use multiple search engines

13. Sometimes, if insufficient results show up, use synonyms instead