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Google smarter

Use this guide to learn how to use Google better

Better ways to use Google

Google can be a great source of information, even if that information is not necessarily scholarly. Google can be a useful source of background information as well as grey literature. When using Google, it is important to consider the timeliness and relevance of the sources, and find out information about the author of the information - are they a trusted authority in the area you are studying?

Below are some tips and tricks that will help you to harness Google's power to better meet your needs (click on the link to download a PDF version):

Searching for an exact phrase or expression

Excluding a term from search results

Searching within a single website

Searching within a specific domain

Searching for a file type

Searching within website titles

Finding definitions

Finding alternative keywords