Take a look at these "Tech Tips" for some suggestions
about doing good searches on the Web.
Start with this one on
Boolean queries in general: Composing Queries
Then try InfoSeek Search Tips
(http://osu.orst.edu/Dept/eli/mar1996.html) Make particular note
what the + and - "operators" do. Pay attention to spacing!!
next step is Evaluating
(http://osu.orst.edu/Dept/eli/july1996.html). This will help you decide
the information you're getting is reliable. Remember that ANYONE with a
computer, a modem, and Web software can become an
information provider, so
you can't automatically trust the information you see on the Web. Practice what you
Finally, see an
overall approach to finding information. This will help you spend your
time productively, finding the most reliable information:
Remember that your
most valuable resources probably aren't on the World Wide Web-- they are
the librarians in the library, who know about finding information on the
Internet AND in other places.