Finding information on the Internet

My own advice would always be "Don't search!" — don't use a search engine, that is — if you can possibly help it. If you've got a book or a tutor or a colleague at hand, often you'll find that that they're faster and more authoritative sources of information.

But then again, at some point, you won't have any choice (or at least a search engine will seem to be the most readily available choice).

If you are going to use search engines ("Not just Google-is-Evil!" I would say), it pays to know how to use them efficiently. Some resources:

Refining searches
A tutorial from the BBC

More tutorials on searching the Web (

Finding information on the Internet

Information Literacy: Search Strategies
How to choose the best search option for your information need

More "21st Century Literacies"

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