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Search Tips: How can I find better sources

Try these search strategies in the Gale Power Search:

Strong search terms (no wimpy words)

Try other databases

Search hints for the web

  • Make sure you evaluate ALL websites when you’re searching through a search engine like Google or Instagrok.  Consider Easybib’s helpful pointers:
  • Purpose
  • Authority
  • Relevance
  • Accuracy

Try a Google New search–and use the limiters on the left margin to help you narrow your date range.

Narrow or broaden your search with “leap-frog” searching (4 min.)

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