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Middle School: Middle School Search Tips

Crash Course Research Tips bannerThe information on this page will teach you how to search more productively, both with databases and with open web (Google) searches. That can save you time and help you find what you actually need! 

Before Researching

Consider Purpose & Perspective

No matter what sources you use, pause and ask yourself, "Why did someone post this online? What is their PURPOSE? And what is their PERSPECTIVE on the issue?" The purpose and perspective of the people behind the source can affect what information they share, and how they share it. This can change how people understand the information.  

Search Tips