Search the Internet ...  & Sharpen Your Search Skills

Search Tools

Scroll down to learn how to use the internet, and sharpen your skills with the search tips and special tools further down the page.

Or, go to the web right now with one of the popular search tools right here.




    Internet, Beginners to Advanced

    Become an Expert at Google

    Below are links to sites that show you how to go beyond your basic Google. They offer tips for average to advanced internet users. Learn to use more of the hidden features of Google and sharpen your search strategies and skills.
    Go Beyond Google

    Specialized Search Engines
    & Advanced Search Strategies

    If you didn't find it on Google or StartPage, that doesn't mean it's not on the Internet. Even Google only samples part of all that's out there.

    Learn about other search strategies and search engines here.

    MetaSearch Tools

    Searching for something rare and hard to find? 

    For the widest possible net search, use a multi search tool like StartPage. These are called metasearch tools, because they bring you the results from many search engines such as Bing, Yahoo, and Google at the same time.

    Searching in Languages Other than English

    Change your Google language setting. If you choose to use Google in another language, Google will bring up sites in that language first.

    The Search Engine Colossus offers a directory of search engines that are popular in nations around the world.

    Visit our Library Web Links in Spanish for quick access to useful sites in that language.

    To Library Home Page

    The library logo - framed by a book, a mighty redwood stands by water and hills.

    To 'librarian's choice' links on popular online topics from adult education to weather.

    A chain of books and globes linked.

    Fact checking

    Check and verify before you trust.

    Links to sites that help you check your facts.
    Image, a skeleton figurine searches on, through the ages.

    Wayback Machine

    Search the past of the web! Use the Wayback Machine to find snapshots of pages that used to be on the internet, and are now changed or gone.