Be A Better Googler

  • General Google Tips and Tricks

    Watch this short video to instantly improve your Google searching!

    Search a particular domain or website

    site:.edu

    site:folger.edu

    site:nih.gov

    Search for a particular type of file

    filetype:ppt

    filetype:pdf

    filetype:jpg

    Broaden your search with an asterisk

    Obama voted * on the * bill

    Why statistics are important in *

    Limiting your search to avoid unrelated returns (- as NOT)

    Blondie –singer –dessert

    Jaguar –car –football

    Macbeth –site:Wikipedia.org –site:sparknotes.com

    Get related terms using the ~

    ~college (will search related words such as “university” and “higher education”)

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