Using Internet effectively By: Natalia Jiménez Ulloa
Gettingstarted Define a topic. What information you are looking for? Why you are looking for it? What you are not looking for?
Keywords Use keywords in your searching in order to make your finding easier. It is recommended to use from 6 to 8 words.
Avoid verbs, use them only when they will define objects.
Use of phrases They are two or more words that could be find within the document. Example: “Irish coffee”.
The might go within quotation marks.
Punctuation and Capitalization You can type your queries either in lowercase or uppercase. You can combine both. For general research you “Lowercase” is moer useful.
BooleanBasics You can narrow you search in order to get effective results by using the following “Commands”. And: It is used when you want to find information which will have the two word you typed. “England and U.S.A” Or: It is used to find either one word or both in the searching. “English or German”. And not: It is used when you want to find a document which has one word, but not if the document also contains another word.
Quick Tips Use nouns,pronouns, and conjuctions, never use articles “the”. Use from 6 to 8 words per search. When you will use, or combine word into phrases, place them inside quotation marks. Spell carefully. Avoid redundant terms.
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