Advanced Searching Activity: Advanced Searching Techniques

Use your assigned search engine to find answers to the questions below.

Practice some of the advanced searching techniques that we have discussed.

Please answer the following questions:

  • Why was the Taj Mahal built?
  • Where can I find out about recalls on children's toys in the last five years?
  • What happened to Mr. Earnshaw on p. 39 of Wuthering Heights?
  • What class of people came after the Pharaoh in the social pyramid?

Once you have found what you were looking for, do a general search - one in which you use no advanced searching techniqes. Consider the search results in comparison to your advanced search.

Were there more hits altogether?

Were the hits more relevant or less relevant to your topic?