One of the things that businessmen were warned about when computers were first being installed into businesses was the immense volume of information that would be available to them in a wide variety of formats. It could be so overwhelming that they wouldn't know what to do with it all. So the challenge was to carefully define exactly what information was needed and in what kind of format and then decide who actually needed it. Likewise, it is very easy to get so deluged with information when researching online that you lose focus and get side-tracked and forget about your main mission. Before ever getting online you need to have an understanding of how to find what you seek and what it is exactly that you are most interested in finding and then stay focused on your goal.
Be aware that the same keyword search run on two different days can produce drastically different results. The same is true if you use two different search engines. Realize that if you do find something that you desperately need you will need to copy it to a disc or save it or print a hard copy. Otherwise you may never find it again.
Last Updated: 08/20/2013