Informatics for the public health workforce
Use a Search Engine
Try searching Google and other large, all purpose search engines, which can often quickly pinpoint the exact information you need.
Whenever you search using a general search engine, you need to think about which terms you should search on. For example, if you type in “breast cancer statistics”, you may be missing valuable information from a web site with a title like “data on breast neoplasms.” Try to think of synonyms and alternate endings for each of your search terms, so that you will retrieve the best results possible.
For additional information on using search engines, please see the tutorial on Searching the Internet.
Examples of Search Engines include: