Research methods

Search engines

  1. begin with a simple search and then progressively narrow your search by adding additional terms
  2. enter your rarest and most important search terms before more common words
  3. use phrases or proper names, enclosing them in quotes if necessary
  4. try alternative words or phrases that refer to the same topic
  5. use the plus (+) sign to indicate words that must appear in each page found
  6. click the Help or Search Tips or Advanced Search link to learn about the special features of each search engine.

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Subject Directories

offline resources