Performing a “Search” in Five Easy Steps

Let's prepare a simple search to execute in almost any search engine. If you have not done so already, please review the previous discussions on search engines in this chapter prior to proceeding. This discussion intersects with the next discussion on performing a search.

By spending a few extra minutes up front thinking about your search, clarifying your search, and planning your search strategy—you can increase your percentages of finding more of what you need on the Internet and finding this information in much less time. In this section, we will discuss five simple steps to performing an effective Internet search.

Taking 5–10 minutes in preparing for a search turns out to be much faster and absolutely ...

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