The Art of Googling
Motivation for Google-ing Well
Less is More
Too many words are confusing; Google is not a person, don’t use natural language!
Use ‘limiting words’ -- less common words that lead you to what you’re looking for
Refine, Refine, Refine
Use the ‘site:’ or the tilde (~) modifiers to refine searches
Skim, Don’t Read
Google bolds your search terms for you. Look for them.
Notice Repeat Words
Sometimes you don’t know the
vernacular. Let Google teach you!
search: “move king and rook chess”
Remember Your Terms
The words you enter will naturally skew your own results.
Use exact programming keywords in your searches.
How to make for loop in Python
Useful for Beginners
These two are much more likely to contain answers that are understandable by beginners. Use W3 Schools for use and meaning of things and Stack Overflow for errors, generally speaking.
Lesson Plan - The Art of Google Searching (Parts 1 and 2), Adam Heckler, Fractus Learning