There is a lot more to efficient Googling than you might think: in a
recent study on student research skills, 3 out of q students couldn' t
perform a ' search' on Google, When the success of
your term paper hangs in the balance, using Boogie effectively is
crucial, but most students surprisingly lust dart know how.
Here are some crucial tips for refining your Booming, as well as
some other great places to hunt down that last study you need
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90% of Internet users don' t know how to use . F to find
items on a page. If you' re one of those 50%, this section is for you.’
The most important keyboard shortcut for research, ever.
Press Command ' F when looking at any document or web
page, type in the word you' re trying to lino, and presto.
all instances of the word are highlighted for you.
Sometimes online make tor strained reading. Bump
up the size a few notches with this simple command.
Doing rapid Gnome searches in a number of tabs can be
fatiguing. Instead at mousing up to the address bar every
time, just hit command v L and it' s already selected.
Research on the computer is always plagued by window and
app clutter that grows as your work does. Use Command + _
the key above tab on the left side) to cycle through
windows in at certain application, or Command . Tab to
Sometimes, for whatever reason, you might need to capture
the state of your screen, or an image from a document.
Commend o Shift ' a screencaps your whole screen.
Command ' Shift ' q lets you draw a box around a specific
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Goggle should never be your only research option. Most
colleges‘ library web pages have links ta wealth of
resources at your disposal. This is where you can lino
access to scholarly databases such as JSTOR, which
publish content that you can' t access for free elsewhere.
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Let' s face it: we all use Wikipedia when conducting
research. ts a great first resource to familiarize ones self
with a topic, but using Wiki for a research paper is a deadly
academic sin. But it you find a good wiki, check out the
reference links at the bottom for more credible sources.
This tip is applicable tor both digital and traditional
research. If you find a great book, study, or article,
chances are it cites some other great sources. Always
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