The web offers students unimagined access to valuable information for research projects. But effective searches require that users learn how to use good search engines.

Here are some tips for students who are new to surfing the web:

  1. Be as specific as possible in choosing words for a search. Decide on both the general topic (e.g., air pollution) and the particular issues that are of primary interest (e.g., causes of air pollution).
  2. If the first search is unsatisfactory, try alternative words.
  3. Try more than one search engine.
  4. Fine-tune searches if

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