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O'Keeffe Middle School: Conducting Research

O'Keeffe Library Mission: Connecting learners to literature, resources and technology to discover and achieve.

Databases vs. Search Engines

Finding Sources - Databases vs. Search Engines

What is a Search Engine?

How to Use Wikipedia for Academic Research

Evaluating Sources

EasyBib Tutorial: Website Evaluation

Shortcuts for Searching

Shortcuts for searching:

These words can be inserted into the search bar to help limit the responses and strengthen your search:

  • contains:(pdf, ppt, mp3, FLV, or any other file extension)
  • site:.org, .com, .mil, .net, .gov
  • intitle:(put your subject here)
  • inURL:(put your subject here)
  • NOT -(subject) ex:  Vikings -Minnesota