Once you know, or kind of know, what information you’re seeking you need to consider what tools and resources are available to you and how best to gather the information you need to either complete a school assignment or personal endeavor.
If your search is for a school assignment you should begin searching the Databases or Print material provided to you by our school and Mountain Lakes Public Library. Once you feel confident in your knowledge of the subject matter its time broaden your search to the world wide web.
The links that follow should be helpful in deciding what search engine would be best and how to effectely and efficiently use them.
A chart of the major search engines capabilities and searching options.
Thank you Noodle Tools!! Our subscription to this awesome resource provides extremely helpful chart that suggests the best search engine for your research task.
This guide helps you make the most out of Google’s advance search option to produce more relevant search results.
An interactive Boolean machine that illustrates how the “and”, “or”, and “not” operators work.
An online tutorial on using search engines and subject directories for finding information
Use of Information
This link takes you to an interactive tutorial, for Vaughan Memorial Library, on plagiarism and ethical researching.
Internet Citation Generators
Create properly formatted MLA (other formats avialable) citations for your research paper or project. Be sure to fill out forms as completely as possible as sometimes these sites do not get everything. If you can not find a componet for an entry move on to the next one.
Shrink up those long URL's with this handy tool!!