As a paralegal I always considered myself to be a "Cracker Jack" researcher. Now every schmoo with a computer thinks that they too are a "Cracker Jack" researcher. Well that's just not true. Sure anyone can use the internet to find the answer to a moderately hard question. But not everyone can call themselves a "Cracker Jack" researcher.
In order to be a successful reseracher you must first know where to find the information that you need. As you all know, only a smidgen of the information on the World Wide Web is available through a GOOGLE or BING search. The rest is hidden in the DEEP WEB. Not all of us have access to the resources of the DEEP WEB but, for most searches GOOGLE is always a good starting point.
Here are two web sites that will help you 1) hone your research skills using Google and 2) challenge yourself in finding information on GOOGLE. I urge you to visit both regularly.