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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