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Whereas ten years ago we relied on books and library cards, now we have several free informational websites with complex search
engines that give you instant results, and phones and other mobile devices to access those resources virtually anywhere, any time.
I've chosen to highlight a few of my favorites, but they are by no means the only online resources out there.
There's really no way around it. Google is one of the best search engines to rely on for good, fast, accurate results. In fact, it's almost considered common sense to "Google" something before any other resources are even considered.
They key to using Google is breaking down your search queries into simple, bare bones keywords. For instance, if I wanted to find out "how to bake healthy oatmeal cookies," I might type in:
healthy oatmeal cookies recipe
There are several of these out there, but here are a few of my favorites:
It's always a pleasant surprise how looking up the definition of a key word, even the most obvious ones, can become an eye-opening experience.
For instance, when I was creating my first marketing team, looked up the definition of "Marketing" before drafting my plans:
"The action or business of promoting and selling products or services , including market research and advertising."
- Oxford Dictionaries
"The provision of goods or services to meet customer or consumer needs"
"The total of activities involved in the transfer of goods from the producer or seller to the consumer or buyer, including advertising, shipping, storing, and selling."