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How to Search the Internet Effectively

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How to Search the Internet Effectively

  1. 1. How to Search the Internet Effectively<br />Evelyn Gonzales O. <br />
  2. 2. SearchEngines: <br /><ul><li>Use titles, keywords or text</li></ul>Example: “Independence Day in USA”<br />GettingStarted: <br /><ul><li> Define yourtopic
  3. 3. Write down the information that you're looking for and what not you are looking for</li></li></ul><li>Keywords<br />maximum is 6 to 8 carefully chosen words, preferably nouns and objects.<br />Avoidverbs<br />use modifiers only when they help to define your object more precisely<br />Example: <br />“Drogadiction”, "cheese” <br />
  4. 4. Use of Phrases: <br />two or more words that must be found in the documents <br />Example: "feta cheese“<br />Punctuation and Capitalization :<br />Uppercase, lowercase, or a mix of cases<br /> “lowercase is the safest form to use”<br />
  5. 5. BooleanBasics: <br />Three most common Boolean commands are AND, OR and AND NOT. <br /> AND: only documents that contain both/all words <br />Example: “USA AND Mexico”<br />OR: documents that contain either word; I don't care which.<br />Example: USA OR Mexico” <br />
  6. 6. AND NOT: Documents that contain this word, but not if the document also contains another word. <br />Example: “USA” AND “Mexico” AND NOT “Mexicano<br />
  7. 7. Use nouns no articles ("a," "the"), pronouns ("he," "it"), conjunctions ("and," "or") or prepositions ("to," "from") in your queries<br />Use 6 to 8 keywords per query<br />combine keywords into phrases by using quotation marks, as in “Mexico"<br />Spell carefully<br />Avoid redundant terms<br />Check the "Help" function in you need more help<br />

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