Preparing To Search The Internet Adopted For MALIT 216: Information Networks and Resource Sharing from Mrs. Kotsch, Librarian St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School c2004 Helping Students Search Effectively
Make a list of the words that are critical to your search.
Note terms that you don’t want to see appear.
Discard the rest.
For example… If you are looking for information about life on the planet Mars, you don’t want sites popping up about the Roman god of war. Put that in your list of words you don’t want to see. What other words might be connected with your topic that will send you to useless sites?
Instead of looking through the categories in a search directory, you can put in your terms in their search bar, but it will only look through the sites that have been included within that directory—not the entire web, unless indicated.