To make your internet searching more effective, use these searching strategies:
1. Put phrases in quotation marks. For example: "leadership style". This means the search results will have these words next to each other.
2. Limit your search to certain types of websites, such as government or educational. This will eliminate the junk websites that are trying to sell you something. To do that, type your search words followed by a "+" and the word site:.edu, or site:.gov. For example:
"leadership style" and gender +site:.edu
This will only bring back educational websites (.edu). If you want websites from government institutions, enter: +site:.gov. For organizational websites, enter: +site:.org
3. The websites at the top of the list are not necessarily the best ones. Be sure to look at several. The ones at the top are there because they either paid money to be there, or they have been looked at a lot (that doesn't mean they are good).
If you need individual assistance, please contact the Reference Librarian at 333-6245, click the blue "Chat With Us" button on the right-hand side of the screen, or you can call me at the number on the right.