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Info 5: Websites

Know the Basics

Credit:  Chart adapted from the work of Nancy Blachman & Jerry Peek

Nuts & Bolts

Anatomy of a Search


Not Your Average Googler

"Natural language searching" is one of Google's strong suits, but that type of searching is effective when you are just looking for general info on a topic like Pearl Harbor, or even the nearest pizza place or a review of a restaurant you're planning to go to with your significant other.  The search strategies in the chart on the left are geared more towards academic searching. The "Anatomy of a Search" explanation below that shows how you can start off with a search topic and string together those strategies to find what you need and be a more effective "Googler."

Google Me This. Google Me That.