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
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"