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    Getting online and searching the web

    In areas of good 4G mobile phone reception download speeds can reach 20Mbps, but the average is a lot less. Setting up a computer to use a mobile phone’s connection may be more difficult and less reliable than plugging it into a broadband modem. Note that some search engine only search for exactly the words you enter in the search box and do not offer “stem” or “wildcard” word searching .

    The OR operator will INCREASE the number of records you find. This means you can use Boolean expressions to combine your search terms in a way that will give you relevant results. If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can include it by putting a “+” sign in front of it. (Be sure to include a space before the “+” sign.) The one exception to this is “the”, which is so common it … Read More

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    Effective searching

    For example, in the past a search for ‘Doctor Who’ might have returned results like ‘Doctor Seemore, who is an eye specialist’. Today, the same search returns results for the TV programme Doctor Who. Find the right information using databases and websites and understand how to build searches using Boolean logic. For queries or advice about employment rights, contact the Labour Relations Agency.

    It also gives you some tips when searching, to save you time and costs. Your internet service provider will give you an email address as part of their package, and you can just use this if you prefer. However, this has the disadvantage that the email is tied to your internet service, so you will probably lose it if you decide to change to another provider later. With everything being online these days it only makes sense that you need to be able to use the Internet … Read More

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