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EBSCO Student Resource Center

Westmont Public Library Reference & Research Center
Note: See the Media Center for User ID/Password information.


Secrets of Searching the Deep Web

Search Online Resources

Search articles using WorldCat .@ http://www.worldcat.org.
Select an article title and cut and paste entire title into Google search box.
Use advance search function to search or PDFs only.

Use Google Scholar @ http://scholar.google.com/ to search for general terms.
Select an article title and cut and paste entire title into Google search box.
Use advance search function to search or PDFs only.
Remember: Keep search terms simple, e.g., “George Orwell” and use search tools embedded in database software. For example: use advanced search box, subject headings, and bib maker tools.

Use Specific Search Strategies

Using Google's Advanced Search option, enter ".edu" in the search box.

Google Specific Strategies
Cool Google Search Tricks
Google Guide
Google Hacking
Search Features


General Search Engines
Directory of Google Custom Search Engines
Search Engines & Features

Reference
Search Engine Glossary