BHS VIRTUAL LIBRARY RESEARCH

RESEARCH TABLE OF CONTENTS

GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS AND TRICKS

SEARCH STRATEGIES

10 GOOGLE SEARCH TRICKS YOU SHOULD BE USING (2024 UPDATE)

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"QUOTATION MARKS"

Search for an
exact word or phrase.

Examples:
medicine
healthcare
prescription drugs
medical care

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WILD
CARD*

Search for variations of a word or phrase

Example:
med* would yield results for medical, medicine, medicinal, etc.

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BOOLEAN OPERATOR

Include one or more of the search terms used

Example:
medicine OR medical OR medicinal OR healthcare

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SEARCH
SITE:

Search for content on a specific web page or type of web page.

Example:
medicine site:.gov Example: healthcare site:.org

TEN WAYS TO GOOGLE LIKE A PRO

Maximize your Google search
with even more search tips!

EVALUATING BOOKS AND WEBSITES

SIFT EVALUATION TECHNIQUE

Read more about it here.

FACT-CHECKERS

  • FACTCHECK.ORG

    Aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players

  • POLITIFACT

    Fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and those who speak up in American politics

  • RUMORGUARD

    National movement to promote news literacy,creating better informed and more engaged individuals

  • SNOPES

    The oldest and largest fact-checking site online

MEDIA BIAS CHART

Identify the perspectives and political leanings of news providers and make your own decision!

MEDIA BIAS CHART DECORATIVE

INTERACTIVE MEDIA BIAS CHART

Search up to five sources per day (free) to see where they are positioned on the media bias reliability matrix.

CITING INFORMATION