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Published on Aug 25, 2016

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Power Searching

Academic Research Writing 8.25.17 

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How can we improve our online searches?

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Improve search skills

  • Keywords
  • Google hacks
  • AKA Boolean expressions
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What tools might we use to find keywords?

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Tools for Keywords

  • Our brains!
  • A thesaurus
  • A dictionary
  • Use a keyword journal?
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Hack Tricks

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Do this.

  • Go to bit.ly/centrallib > Research > Resource Guides > ARW > Power Searching > Google Search Tips
  • Take three minutes to look over the tabs.
  • Let's do one together. >
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Two terms in same text.

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Work at tables. Try the first four hacks.

Use your MIT libguide for help.
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