Effective Internet Searches

Web Search Strategies in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

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boolify_logo.jpgis a website that helps you learn to search with terms like 'and' and 'not'.

Google Advanced Search will let you do the same.

Google Basic Search Help suggests:
  • Keep it simple
  • Think how the page you are looking for will be written.Use the words that are most likely to appear on the page.
  • Describe what you need with as few terms as possible.
  • Choose descriptive words.

Google Guide: Selecting Search Terms

Look for Reading Level in Google Search - BASIC gives docs that are easier to read.


Find lots of alternatives to Google, including kid-friendly search engines, on the Search Engines tab of Scopus Netvibes

Eight tips for better web searches