"Internet search techniques for academic and related purposes are specific to those fields and must be learned and practiced to be fully effective. The "Quick Fix" approach of just entering several words into Google in hopes of "finding something" is not a complete research strategy. Impatience, short attention span, and haste the most common enemies of top-quality results. Consider taking time to learn better, proven search techniques, to get consistently better results on all searches." This page from the WWW Virtual Library: International Studies offers tips to make more effective use of Google and other search engines.