Turning to our favorite search engine has become reflexive for most people seeking information. But search engines aren't always the best tools—there are other online resources that will save you time or get you higher quality information, if you only take time to use them. And that's the catch: When do you know? Where do you start?
The first thing you need to do is start using your "peripheral vision," writes Mary Ellen Bates in today's SearchDay article, Thinking Outside the Search Box.