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Ebooks and Scholarly Articles for Research
Video on Google Books for Research
Tutorial on Google Books for Research
Google Scholar: a version of Google dedicated to searching literary and scientific papers online.
Tutorial on Google Scholar for Research
Google Search Skills
Search Tips: Google Advanced Search: On the Advanced Search page, you can enter your search terms or numbers and then choose one or more filters to modify the results you see. These filters can help you find the most relevant information possible the first time you search.
Video Tutorial on Google Advanced Search
To search only college/university sites, add site:edu to the search box. This limits your search to ".edu" sites. You still need to evaluate the source!
Choose the Best Search Engine for Your Needs A guide to many search engines and their features
Yippy or Clusty (two names, same search engine) is an engine that searches other search engines for you. Yippy/Clusty groups similar results together into “clouds.” Clouds help you see your search results by topic so you can zero in on exactly what you’re looking for or discover unexpected relationships between items.
Sweet Search is a search engine that will only point to websites that have been evaluated and approved by research experts, librarians and teachers. Rather than ranking the results by popularity, they ensure their results are ranked by credibility.
DuckDuckGo uses information from crowd-sourced sites. The search engine policy emphasizes privacy and does not record user information.
Instagrok has a visual search feature that can help you generate key words.
Advanced Search for Databases
More Research Tutorials
Check out the BHS LIbrary YouTube Channel for more tutorials on databases, Noodletools, citations, and more!
Searching Smarter with Boolean Operators
Video on using Boolean Operators (and, or, not) for web and database searches, created by Virginia Commonwealth University.
Noodletools is a powerful note-taking software that promotes critical thinking and creativity combined with an accurate MLA bibliography composer.
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