Other Local Libraries


The Milford Public Library  (203)783-3290 at 57 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT

  • books
  • downloadable ebooks
  • downloadable audiobooks
  • databases
  • music
  • dvds
  • Teen programs

YOU CAN USE YOUR MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD TO BORROW MATERIALS FROM ANY CONNECTICUT PUBLIC LIBRARY!!  You can also request Interlibrary loans of materials.

Stratford Public Library

West Haven Public Library

Orange Public Library

 

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Instead of just using a search engine like Bing, Yahoo or Google, it helps when doing research to use academic search vehicles that return trusted websites that are accurate, current and relevant.  Please try:

infotopia.info

InfoTrek.info

ipl2.org

iCONN.org (you will need your Milford public library card number if accessing iCONN from outside of school). 

The Webpath Express feature on the Destiny library catalog

Sweetsearch

Finding Dulcinea

Virtual Learning Resources Center

KidsClick.org

Digital Public Library of America

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Perform More Effective Internet Searches:

Google Advanced Search 

   Google.com

   click on Settings in the bottom right corner

   click Advanced Search

   Limit the results by:

  • when the website was last updated
  • the website domain (.gov sites only, .edu sites only, .org sites only)
  • the reading level
  • the file type (.pdf files only, Excel or Word or PowerPoint documents only)
  • enable Safe Search to filter out explicit results   

Foran's ebook: Google and You: Maximizing Your Google Experience

Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

Using punctuation, symbols & operators to get better Google search results

Filter your Google search results

Did you know that you can search Google with uploaded images?

 

Tech Republic Top 10 Tips

Melissa Barker's Internet Search Tips

University of South Carolina Tutorial on Web Searching

Southern Oregon University Internet Search Tips

Try a Meta Search Engine like Dog Pile, Web Crawler, or Yippy.  

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How to Evaluate a Website to determine if it's a good, academic source to use

Website Evaluation Sheet

Do I Use a Database, a Book, or a Website and Why?

Choosing Your Sources

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