Tip # 1 – Not everything on the Internet is FACT
The internet is a wonderful research tool, however it needs to be used correctly. Just because it’s on the internet it doesn’t make it true or accurate. Never take the first answer you find as fact. If it sounds plausible, research it further to prove it’s authenticity.
Tip #2 - Search Words Part 1
Be creative with your search words. For example if you want the answer to a question, type the question in the search box – you will be very surprised how many people have asked that very same question in one of the many Question and Answer sites on the web. It’s a great starting point. Just remember – many of the answers are incorrect as they are just everyday people giving their opinion. You will need to research your answer further, refer to Tip #1.
Tip #3 – Google
When using Google, did you know that behind the Google Home page are stacks of other useful search tools? On the top left hand side where your options for images etc are, choose the last option “more” and then select “even more”. This opens up a world of search help tools. There are plenty of options here, but to find even more scroll to the bottom and select “Web Search Features”. My favourite is Q&A.
Have a look around – there is a lot more to Google than meets the eye!