Searching the Web
Ready to search the internet? Sometimes you will need information that is not available through GALILEO or other CGTC Library resources. Click on the questions below to see general guidelines and tips to use when looking for information on the web:
The internet is full of helpful information; however, finding exactly the information you need can be difficult.
Start your search with the basic keywords for your topic. You can enter multiple words phrases into the search engine by connecting the words with "AND" of "OR". If you are looking for a phrase, like a famous quote, enclose the phrase in quotation marks. Here are some example search strings you could use:
- Burger King and company profile
- "wal-mart philosophy"
If your search is turning up too many sites that are not relevant to your needs, try adding more words or phrases to your search. Additionally, each of the main three search engines will allow you to focus your search by type, i.e. searching for images, videos, news items and more.
For additional tips, strategies, and suggestions on using internet search engines, check out this free tutorial, Internet 101: Search Engines and Strategies (courtesy of the GoodWill Community Foundation).
Remember: Anyone can publish any information on the internet. Take time to validate the information from more than one source before using the information for school or work. Click here for more information on evaluating your internet sources.