Google’s a great resource for finding basic information (because none of you are using it for your actual research, RIGHT?) but a lot of times, if you have an idea of what you’re looking for, it can be somewhat tough to find that one exact thing. This kind of scenario goes something like this:
I know I read an article in the Chicago Tribune about adopting the animals, I think it was actually about koalas, from the zoo for the summer but I can’t find it anywhere.
Well, there’s actually a way to make Google do a lot of the thinking; Google has a wealth of operators, which are essentially codes for getting Google to search your terms in a specific way, and the website Hack College has put together a well-designed infographic on how to make use of these operators.
Created by: HackCollege
This clearly should help you to become better Google users, but it still doesn’t let you search Google for your academic research. The infographic sums things up pretty well in the last section, Further Research Tips- Mine Bibliographies, Don’t Cite Wikipedia and Use Your Library. And I’m of course going to add, as I always do: If you’re ever having trouble with your research or just finding any information, please, go speak with a librarian!