How to research efficiently on the Internet
Remember School projects used to be so tedious without the internet access and social media to our rescue. Now the way of seeking information has changed in this data intensive internet world. Encyclopedias and other reference books are now a bookshelf attraction. Visiting libraries for reference is a history due to internet boom. But still, when you search on the internet you don’t get the exact information you were seeking. You tend to visit many different websites and social media pages and end up lost in the pile of irrelevant data. Stressed with the information you make yourself a cup of coffee and give your body its daily dose of caffeine. Sip your coffee and read few effective ways to research on the web.
Keyword is the key
When you have a query, you end up typing it in google search and click the magnifying glass icon thinking to get some relevant answers but Google provides you with the list of websites some relevant some not. Google and many top search engines use keywords to provide you with search results. Search Engines analyze a keyword or a phrase and provide you with websites containing those keywords. Choose your words wisely and use your main idea keyword to get relevant information and websites.
Synonyms, Related words
Synonyms and related words help you in effective research as it will give you more side links and information. For example: If you are searching for cats you can also search pets, kitten, whiskers etc.
Different Search Engines
Different search engines provide you with a different type of search results according to their function. Google, Bing, Ask.com show results based on ranking and relevancy while Yahoo and AltaVista provide results based on general content and meta tags and keywords.
RSS feed is a technology which notifies you about the updated information if you subscribe for that information. It is mostly used for daily news and volatile markets information. (These days Donald Trump)
Many reliable statistics, articles and other information can be found on government and educational websites.
These websites are easily identified because their domain names end in .edu or .gov. Additionally, you can conduct a search for only scholarly information. Sites like scribd.com provide you with projects and presentation for reference.
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