What information is available on the Internet? What can you get to using Google?
Beyond Google: Subscription e-resources at the OWHL
Facts (Reference Sources)
In-depth information (Resource Centers)
Getting better at Googling
- Know what you are looking for. Before you sit down at your computer, spend some time with paper and pen and brainstorm a list of possible search terms association with your information need.
- Three tricks to improve your search results:
- Use quotation marks to search for certain words in their exact order (for example, “Pittsburgh Penguins” or “Subaru Outback”);
- Use a minus sign to exclude a word from a search (say, penguins -Pittsburgh, outback -Subaru); and,
- Use the site operator to limit a search to certain credible sites—such as an educational institution or a governmental site—(for example, site:edu, site:org, or site:gov).
Excellent information on the Free Web
- Government documents
- Google Books
- Internet Archive
- Library of Congress Digital Collections
- People search