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Going Beyond Google

How to Find Information Like A Research Pro

Search Tips and Tricks for Google/Google Scholar

Because crawler-based search engines do not use controlled vocabularies, their precision and recall will always be limited by the underlying inconsistencies in their indexes. That does not mean that you can't improve your results.

Search Tips for Google

There are thousands of websites providing lists of Google tips, tricks, and hacks. Rather that copy and paste the best ones here and create yet another list, here are links to some of the most useful lists I've found: