Search Engines, Search Techniques and Booleans Handbook

Carrying out research whether intended for historical fiction or academic history will often be carried out using Google search.  This is a powerful search engine but it won’t always find what you are after unless you know some extra tricks.

Today the IHR have published on History SPOT a new online handbook intended to help you improve your search techniques.  This short handbook will only take 20-30 minutes to complete and is intended for all abilities.  Please do have a look and let us know what you think!

We will soon be adding additional handbooks on using online catalogues and online resources for archive research.  History SPOT also offers over 200 podcasts from History seminars, conferences and workshops on various topics and periods.  So please register for a free account on History SPOT and have a look at what we have to offer.

Handbook: Search Engines, Search Techniques and Booleans (by Dr Simon Trafford)

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About Matt Phillpott

I am an historian of early modern Britain and the Digital Resources Manager at the School of Advanced Study. My main area of interest is in the authentication of knowledge in early print, including religious, historical, and agricultural texts.


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