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Tips, Tasks, & Tools: The Eight-fold Path to Right Searching
-- by P. F. Anderson, pfa@umich.edu

Course developed for Enriching Scholarship 2005, May 9-10

  • What search engine has the best ranking of search results? (Hint: It is not always the one you might think.)
  • What search engine gives you pictures of the web pages it found?
  • What search engine searches both the web and printed books at the same time?
  • What search engine offers suggestions for the next concept you might include in your search?
  • What are some ways to get more quality reviewed links?
  • Is there a way to search words you do not type into your search?
Answers to these questions and much more will be provided in this class, with a focus on matching the tool to the task.

CAVEAT: Please note that these web pages are intended to be used only as part of the instructional process, or as a resource for persons who have already taken the class. Class bookmark available here.

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