Googling It – Extended Essay Research Tips

Timothy Hoffmann

Google-like searching for a needle in a haystack.

As internal Extended Essay deadlines get closer and closer, there is some good news for students getting stuck into their research. The link below is to a simple infographic (graphic visual representations of data, knowledge or information) showing the wide array of search techniques available to make sure the article you’re after comes out on top. Whether you’re filtering by date, journal, research question or even for a specific fact, these useful tips will make the world of difference to the time you spend doing your online research.

If you don’t make it through the full article, Elite IB’s key take away is: search for the answer, not the question. While that might sound a little too deep and philosophical, it’s actually straightforward advice! For instance, if you want to know how big the diameter of the earth is type ‘the diameter of the earth is…’ rather than phrasing it like a question.

Click here to check out the full infographic, and see what other tips might be helpful to you!


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