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User:Lonny/Search and research tips
The following are search and research tips prepared for my students, but available for all.
Level up your Google skills
- use quotes for exact matches: "search term"
- use around(2) for words close to each other: search around(2) term
- use - to prevent results: "search term" -semester
- use specific units: kWh
- search a specific domain: search term site:gov
- search a specific site: search term site:lifehacker.com
- search by file type: search term filetype:pdf
- only find in title: intitle:search term
- see lifehacker and this cheat sheet for more.
- Find in Wikipedia or Appropedia and then follow their references
Journals and Books
- The HSU library is your friend.
- The CCAT library is a close friend.
- For searching what is available to you through the HSU library using Google Scholar, see http://library.humboldt.edu/infoservices/indexes/tutorials/googlescholar/.
- Also see http://www.doaj.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for a directory of open access journals.