Web Resources

Learn to search effectively for what you need within the huge amount of web information.


HCT One Minute Guides: Google Advanced Search VIDEO

Make your Google searches much more accurate for the information you need. All search engines, including Google, have an “advanced search” ability to get far better results – demonstrated on this short video. Video is 0:55 min. Resource F302.

Internet Searching tips Tutorial VIDEO

A clear explanation of how search engines like Google work – what they do with your query, and how to design a better search to get good results. Produced by CLIP, US. Tutorial is 4:05 min. Resource F303. LINK TO: http://www.wou.edu/provost/library/clip/tutorials/internet_tips.htm

Searching with Success TUTORIAL

This quick tutorial introduces students to different resources they will find on the Web, including the surface and deep web, and tips for how to search more effectively. Produced by Vaughan Memorial Library, Canada. Tutorial takes approx. 10 min. Resource F304. LINK TO: http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/websearching/

The world of information (Beyond Google) VIDEO

An introduction to the concept that search engines (such as Google) have access only a small part of the Internet. This is sometimes referred to as the surface and the deep Web – search engines search the surface web only. Produced by Ohio University Library, US. Video is 2:42 min. Resource F305.

Using Google Scholar VIDEO

A clear and useful introduction to searching in Google Scholar. Produced by Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP), US. Video is 7:02 min. Resource F306.

Alternatives to Google

There are many other Search Engines for the Web as well as Google, and some will give results in easier, graphical ways, or ensure that the results have already been evaluated as useful for academic work. Try some alternatives! Video is 1:08 min.  Resource #F307.

Alternatives to Google HANDOUT

There are many other Search Engines for the Web as well as Google, and some will give results in easier, graphical ways, or ensure that the results have already been evaluated as useful for academic work. Try some alternatives!  Suggested VIDEO Resource #F307 to link.  Resource #F308. LINK TO: Alternatives to Google HANDOUT