mamamusings: Internet Librarian: 30 Search Tips in 40 Minutes. (SOURCE:mamamusings: Internet Librarian: 30 Search Tips in 40 Minutes)- Lots of great tips. Read the full article for all 30.
Mary Ellen Bates on tips for searching effectively. These are her tips, not mine. My comments, when I have them, are parenthetical.
I almost hate to share these, because these are the kind of tips that let people like me come across as an angel of information mercy to the people who ask me for help in finding things!
BTW, Mary Ellen is a great presenter. Funny, interesting, clear. Shes got a free tip of the month email update, which you can also read on her web site.
- Always use more than one search engine. (Youll often get very different results; useful to triangulate.) See a test at www.batesinfo.com
If you fancy yourself a knowledge worker, search skills had better be in your repetoire and you had better be looking to improve those skills routinely.