Many students struggle with finding too much irrelevant information when they search. This is because technology is literal. Only the words you type are searched following the default directions. Therefore you need to give the search technology better directions in order to help it understand how to provide you with better results.
Search technologies use a specific set of commands to interpret what you type. When you know what they are and how they work in the context of search you can use them to your advantage.
One way you can help them understand you is to use quotation marks in your search to ensure the database or search engine looks for those words together as a phrase. Be on the lookout for words that provide a specific meaning the word it comes before to after.
|Words with Multiple Contexts||Words that Describe Previous Word||Type in search box, In quotes|
|school||high, elementary, charter||"charter school"|
|games||Olympic, video, board||"video games"|
|tiger||cat, Woods, king, Detroit||"Tiger Woods"|