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Internet Search Tips (Google)


A variety of tips for searching the world wide web, featuring Google search options.

A variety of tips for searching the world wide web, featuring Google search options.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Internet Search Tips
    • Making the most of your internet search (Google, and more…)
  • 3. Google’s Advanced Search
  • 4. Google’s Advanced Search Enter your search terms in the top fields. Enter the type of site under Search within a site or domain . Domains: .com .gov .org .edu
  • 5. Google’s Advanced Search More advanced options are available by clicking the link at the bottom.
  • 6. Google’s Advanced Search Limit to more recent web pages, usage licenses (ex: finding images for presentation), etc.
  • 7. Google’s Advanced Search Tips When in the Advanced Search Screen, note the Advance Search Tips link.
  • 8. Google’s Advanced Search Tips This screen shows you even more tips to help you search in Google .
  • 9. Google Tips
    • Some examples from Advanced Search Tips:
    • Use “quotes” to find your words together in a phrase.
      • “ Indiana Jones” will look for those words together, not Indiana and Jones.
    • Use an asterisk to find part of a word.
      • educat* = education, educators, educating, etc…)
  • 10. Google Tips
    • Some examples from Advanced Search Tips:
    • Search within a website by typing
      • Search: academic dishonesty , will search only the HACC website.
    • Exclude words use the minus (-) sign to leave out words you don’t want
      • Search: outback –subaru , will find items about the outback, but not the “Subaru Outback”.
  • 11. Google Settings Customize your searches by clicking on Search Settings at top, right.
  • 12. Google Settings At the bottom of the Search Settings page is an option to provide query suggestions in the search box . This turns on the suggestion option.
  • 13. Google Extras
    • Google Scholar ( ) – find scholarly books and articles. (Don’t pay for them though – see a librarian to get a copy of an article that looks good!)
    • Google Images ( ) – looks for pictures.
  • 14. Non-Google Search Engines
      • Yahoo ( )
      • Bing (
      • AOL (
      • Ask ( )
  • 15. Search Directories
    • Directories – Information organized by a person. (Fewer, but better results)
      • Yahoo Directory ( )
      • Librarians Index to the Internet ( )
      • (government information ( )
      • InfoMine ( )
  • 16. MetaSearch Engines
    • “ Metasearch” engines – these search multiple places!
      • Clusty ( ) – searches Ask, Open Directory, Gigablast and more
      • DogPile ( ) – searches Google, Yahoo, bing! and Ask!
      • Mamma (
      • More searches:
  • 17. Google – Fun Stuff! Note the option for Language Tools .
  • 18. Google – Fun Stuff!
    • Scroll down to the section called Use the Google Interface in your Language .
    • You can change the language to:
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Klingon!!
    • Pirate!
    • Elmer Fudd!
  • 19. Google – Fun Stuff! Notice anything different?