Six Tips to Hone Your Search
Some things to keep in mind when searching online (summarized here):
1. Don't make the mistake of equating quantity with quality.
2. Try to access primary sources.
3. Use the library. (!)
4. Get in the habit of using several search engines, not just one.
5. Use Advanced Search features.
6. Visualize the results to help you search.
You can read the entire article at the Syracuse newspaper that has it.