Be Very Clear! Crane? Use exact words. Crane? Crane? NO: crane Crane? YES: crane bird YES: crane machine NO: Michael Jordan YES: Michael Jordan basketball YES: Michael Jordan actor Michael? Michael?
Instant Conversions Google calculates measurements for you in an instant. EXAMPLES:Search: 8 cups in ounces What do you get?Search: 5 feet in meters What do you get?
Minus SignThe Leaves out information in a search. caranimal football team EXAMPLE: jaguar (animal) jaguar –car –Jacksonville –football
QuotationsUse quotes for very specific searches. EXAMPLES: OBJECTS & PEOPLE “Space Shuttle Discovery” “Space Shuttle Endeavor” “Alexander Graham Bell” TITLES “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
Wildcard A * tells Google to fill in the blank. Examples:Civil War cloth*(Civil War cloth, clothing or clothes)Water Freez*(Water Freeze, Freezes, Freezing)
Special Signssite: Searches ONLY where you tell it. EXAMPLES: volcanoes site:discovery.kids.com Earth atmosphere images site:nasa.gov
Your Turn!What is your science fair topic? Search Hint: YOUR TOPIC site:discovery.com YOUR TOPIC site:nationalgeographic.com EXAMPLE: water cycle site:discovery.com honeybees site:nationalgeographic.com
Giving CreditCiting your research is giving credit to the author for their hard work. Author’s Name Any Dates Article Title Title of the Website