April 24th, 2014
Search
Search Strategies - Using the FREE WEB - Beyond Subscription Databases

Web Page Last Updated
A quick way to find out when a site was Last Updated -
Enter the following java script into the address:
javascript:alert(document.lastModified)
- It has to be EXACT!

Link Check
One way to establish credibility of a Web Site is to do a LINK CHECK. Use a search engine like Alta Vista or Google to see sites that to link to the site you're evaluating.

Enter - link:http://siteaddress


Subject Directories - Selected, Organized and Maintained by HUMANS

Librarian's Index to the Internet
Google Directory
LookSmart
Yahoo!
About.com
INFOMINE


Search Engines - Uses computer programs (spiders, web crawlers) to locate web pages
Google
Teoma
Alta Vista
AllTheWeb
Hotbot
WiseNut


Search Strategies
Choosing the best Search Engine for your Information Needs - Debbie Abilock's helpful chart suggesting the right tool for the task at hand
Search Tips from U.C. Berkeley - Great site explaining search stratagies
How to Choose a Search Engine or Directory - Laura Cohen (U. Albany) sorts out the search choices in a handy chart

Thanks to Joyce Valenza's Power Research Tools for significant contributions to this page