|Tips for Web Searching
Sometimes a search will not give you enough information. Other times you'll get too much information and a lot of it will be unrelated to your topic. Here are some tips we hope will be helpful! bottom of page
|Limit Your Search
There are many ways to limit your search. Three important ones include
ex. "game theory"
If game theory is not typed inside quotation marks, the results will include all documents with the word game and the word theory, not necessarily the phrase, game theory.
ex. spirals and Archimedes instead of spirals
The results of this search will include both the word spirals and the name Archimedes. If the word AND is omitted, some search engine results will have either spirals or Archimedes but not necessarily both.
You need to be sure that your sources are relevant. More importantly, they need to be written at a math level that you can understand. You might try one or more of the sources below, or other suggested websites.
The Math Forum, www.mathforum.org
Sample search in yahooligans: Math and Sports had 6 results, not all relevant.
Same search in math section of yahooligans: only 1 result.
Searching may sometimes seem more like panning for gold than digging for treasure. If you find that you have too many results, you might