Google Research Infographic

There are better ways to refine your Google research for any topic you may be seeking.  Google is a powerful search tool but most web surfers (kids and adults alike) do not know how to properly refine their search results to quickly find exactly what we’re looking for.

We all know there is a ton of information online.  There are plenty of reputable websites that can help you research a myriad of topics for an essay or an assignment.  Of course, there is a ton of misinformation as well on the internet.  Good research is all about testing your sources against that we know to be reputable.  Those sources can be found in your local or school library in something we call books.  Yes, books Jerry! Books!

So, while we can’t believe everything we read online.  We don’t want to discard this wonderful worldwide encyclopedia of knowledge either.  Wikipedia and Simple Wikipedia for Kids is an open editable resource with a lot of good information, students need to fact check the details.  In addition to your library, Google is also a great place to find other good sources, such as a government site ending in the the domain .gov.  Or an reputable educational site ending in .edu.

Refining Search Results for Research

For students doing research, not knowing how to search Google effectively can lead kids and teens of any age down a convoluted rabbit hole. Let’s be honest, search engines are designed to do more than find trivial information.  Proper research on Google means digging deep to find the best information, not only the most popular.

Sure, if you want to find information about a celebrity you just “Google It”, but think about all the other information on the web that we don’t even know is there. Important information that can fuel research on many interesting topics.

While the early days of the internet didn’t even have highly developed search engines, it didn’t take long for developers to see the need for much more sophisticated search technology.  Today, there are billions of articles and the goal of every student should be focus their Google search to find the most relevant and valuable information possible.

As you’ll see in this infographic below, Google research is much more than just entering a few keywords.

Review this Step by Step Guide to streamline your Research Results on Google!

Get More Out of Google

Although it wasn’t the first search engine in existence, Google spent a lot of time and money creating a better way to access quickly the expanding world wide web. The more mouse clicks a person has to make in order to find what they are looking for, the higher the risk of landing on a website with inappropriate content… not to mention the time wasted and confusion causes when attempting to compile information.

Google was launched September 4, 1998. That’s over 20 years ago. Since that day there is a lot more information to be found online. Some of this information exists on reputable websites. It has properly researched and verified. On the other hand, much information is down right false.

It has never been more important to learn how to focus search results search engines like Google. These techniques were created to help you dig deep for information in a safe manner by filtering out unrelated websites.  Learn about Instant Answers for faster Google search results.

Evaluating Information While Researching

It’s one thing to access a wealth of information online.  Now, the challenge is to ensure that the information you find is reliable.  Watch this video to learn how to ‘think like an editor’ as your sift through articles, facts, data and information that may not be trustworthy. 

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