Use the search engine DuckDuckGo to practice using the strategies listed below. Follow the directions in each strategy's box. Be sure to write down the names of sources and authors of any sources that you think might be great for your projects.
Use the options on the top to find images, news articles, and videos.
Which of these types of sources provide the most relevant information for your topic?
Use one of the searches above. Then switch the button on for “US (English).”
Change the date option from “any time” to “past year.”
How do these settings change your results?
Why do you think changing the date range on your search might be important?
Think about WHO might be producing the information you need. Is it educational institutions? City websites? Organizations? What domains do these groups use (.com, .org, .gov, .edu)?
Using one of your searches above, add the following to your search: site:.edu
Also try changing the site to .org, .com, and/or .gov
How does this change your results?
You can also use this strategy to search just a particular website. Ex: ala.org