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UALE Summer School for Union Women: Searching the Internet

Resources for the workshops offered by the regional summer institutes for union women sponsored by United Association for Labor Education.

Hints for Using Search Engines

Hints for Using Search Engines:

If possible, use unique terms.

Identify phrases by using quotation marks

     example:  “chocolate turtles” instead of chocolate turtles

If you don’t get any results, think of synonyms

     example:  “medical care” or “health care”

If you get too many results, explore the advanced features of the search engine

     Can you search by key word in title?

     Can you limit the date?

     Can you limit the domain (.edu, .org)?

Use credible web sites, by recognizable authors or organizations.


Remember that not everything is on the Internet!  If you can’t find anything after using the above hints, try the print resources or online databases available through public libraries and local colleges.



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