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6. Searching 101: Information needed

The type of information you seek is a key factor in deciding which search tool to use.

Background or general Information
Specific and detailed aspects of a topic, trends, recent publications
In-depth coverage of the topic, such as in books
News and opinions; scholarly & popular web sites

Targeting your search based on the type of information you need will save you a lot of time. To learn more, check out the Selecting Good Information tutorial.


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