This collection of articles and videos is intended to provide some context for understanding both the complexity and limitations of searching and the value in teaching a varied approach to finding accurate, reliable information when just "Googling it" doesn't work.
These sites can be useful in keeping up with what's new in the field of search:
If you've chosen a nonprofit, make a list of keywords, phrases, names, dates, etc. you can use in the practice below; if you haven't chosen one, here is a list of new and upcoming non profits you can try for today
In Google, Bing, Yahoo, or other large search engine, practice searches using the following strategies and compare them to searches without the strategy:
Try different combinations of these searches and report which gave you the best/worst results
Try searching on your topic in three different library databases; limit your searches by