Tips for Effective Searching

Many variables need to be considered for an effective search. A search can be broad to bring back more of an array of results, or it can be very specific to bring back more specific results.

Below is a list of useful resources to provide guidance on how to search, good searching versus bad searching, search engines, search tips, and more.

Internet Searching Resources

Simple Tips to Search the Internet More Effectively

Simple Keys To Search the Internet More Effectively

History Cooperative

Google Basic Search Help

Google Advanced Scholar Search Tips

Investext: Tips for Effective Searching

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Ten Tips for Effective Job Searching

Collins Library Tips for Effective Web Searching

NCSU Library Tips For Effective Searching

Quick Tips for Effective SearchingCass Business School – City University London

Keyword Search Tips

Tips For Effective Use of SearchA directory of searching tips.

9 Tips for Effective Political Paid Search Advertising

Web Awareness for Teachers

Successful BloggingHow to find free images for a blog.

Media SearchInformation for finding free images, videos, movies, books, and more.

Free People SearchFree people search tools, sites, and services.

Search EnginesDescriptive resource of search engines.

Image Search Engines"15 Best Image Search Engines to Find Photos Online"