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Make Search Engines Work for You: Tips for Better Searches

October 27, 2011
by Haley A. Lovett
No search engine is perfect, but armed with a few tips for better searching you can get great results out of (almost) any search engine.
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April 29, 2011
The first systematic cadaver observations were probably performed by hunters, butchers and cooks, who dissected animals to find edible organs. Today, doctors and scientists use autopsies to gain greater insight into a human patient’s medical history—often uncovering information that was unavailable or went unrecognized during treatment.
April 14, 2011
The advent of the Internet has seen many people migrating from the library to the Internet to do research, but libraries are undoubtedly still the best option. Fortunately, it’s easy to find libraries with extensive collections on the Web.
February 04, 2011
Many people believe the Internet is a forum where they can interact anonymously, without fear of reprisal. But as a number of recent episodes show, almost everything you do on the Internet can be traced back to you.
November 15, 2010
The development of the modern-day bicycle required centuries of creative thinking and the skills of several different inventors. Years ago, bicycles were not quite so easy or comfortable to ride. FindingDulcinea takes a look back at the evolution of this handy machine, from its clunky beginnings to the sleek models of today.
October 26, 2010
Since the time when people used the abacus or slide rule to perform arithmetic, scientists have been looking for easier ways to make calculations. Their task was made considerably easier when Jack Kilby helped spur the invention of the pocket calculator.
October 12, 2010
Housework: it’s not the most exciting part of a person’s day, but fortunately it’s not as hard to accomplish as it used to be. FindingDulcinea examines some of the inventions that have helped make household chores a breeze.
June 29, 2010
19th-century manufacturers sought an artificial material with similar qualities as silk. The first fabric deemed suitable for the task was rayon, which in fact was originally known as “artificial silk.” In its more than 110 years in existence, rayon has gone on to make a statement on fashion runways, highways and operating tables.
April 13, 2010
In honor of National Library Week, findingDulcinea spotlights five librarian bloggers who cover a range of important and interesting issues, including children’s media literacy, reviews of e-products for libraries, how librarians can keep their skills up to date and tips for elementary school librarians.