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Search Methodology and Strategy

Metasearch Engines and Information Retrieval

  • The Basics of Google Search
  • Internet Searching Strategies (Fondren Library, Rice University)
  • Teoma Search Technology
  • Web Search Engines FAQS: questions, answers and issues by Gary Price Research and Internet Consulting
  • Web Searching Tips (SearchEngineWatch.com)
  • Web Search Strategies, by Debbie Flannigan
  • Yahoo Search Basics

To search for articles in SPORTDiscus, use the terms dissemination of information / information retrieval system and combine with internet and other descriptors to find further articles on this topic

Online Catalogues and Database Search Strategies

  • How to use databases in sports medicine research, by J. Orchard and G. Blood, In, MacAuley, D. (ed.), Evidence-based sports medicine, London, BMJ Books, 2002, p. 29-42. (SPORTDiscus record, AN S-887905)
  • Information Skills Support (University of Leicester, University Library)
    This website, meant for the student at a distance, has sections on information skills tutorials, database search skills, research skills, and internet search tools.
  • Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification (in PDF format), 2003, 37p.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings - Principles of Structure and Policies for Application
  • See Also specific search guides in the Databases and Search Guides section

Search Standards for Online Catalogues, Databases and Internet

  • Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, Chicago, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000. 14p.
  • Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet, University of Alberta, Herbert T. Coutts Education and Physical Education Library, 5p.


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