Search Tools & Techniques

Search Tools & Techniques

Choose the best tool for your information needs

Compare databases and search engines University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Search engines v. scholarly databases Harbor High Library

Surfing or researching? Boston University Libraries

The Web vs. Library Databases – A comparison Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Search Engines

Use the best techniques

Google Search Help Tips and tricks to help you easily find information on Google.

Google Search Tips LibGuides at MIT Libraries offer excellent advice for Getting Started, Power Tips, and Search Operators.

Google Power Searching and Advanced Power Searching Improve your skills with online courses.

Improve your results

Developing Keywords Tips on generating keywords from the University of Houston Libraries.

           NCSU Libraries video "One Perfect Source?" How to translate your research topic into a successful search and results, and how to choose keywords that best reflect your topic.

Quick Tips & Shortcuts for Database Searching from Modern Librarian Memoirs

Modern Librarian Memoirs
Modern Librarian Memoirs
Modern Librarian Memoirs