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Google Basic Search Tips
Below are some basic search tips from Google's support page.
- Keep it simple:
- Try to start with a simple search. You can always add a few descriptive words if necessary.
- Use web friendly words:
- Use words that are most likely to appear on websites. For example, instead of saying [
my head hurts], say [
- Google automatically uses the most common spelling of a given word, whether or not you spell it correctly.
- A search for [
New York Times] is the same as a search for [
new york times].
Google Advanced Search Tips
Use Google Advanced Search to find a website appropriate for use in a college class.
- Perform a search in Google.
- From your list of results, click on [Settings] underneath the search bar and choose [Advanced Search]. Note: you can also go directly to Google Advanced Search at http;//www.google.com/advanced_search
- Here you can narrow your results a number of ways, including:
- exact phrase
- last update
- file type
- note, try using .edu or .gov
- also, you can designate domain in a basic Google search by adding [site:.xxx]