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APSC 263 - Technology and Development

Using Google

Advanced Google searching can improve your results dramatically. Here are some of the most useful commands:

site: searches one website or domain. Useful when a website's own search engine is less than helpful, or when wanting to search only a certain country's sites or type of sites.


  • mordant site:in
  • "sodium sulfide" disposal site:edu 

 - (minus sign) excludes a word from your search results. Can be used in conjunction with site: to filter out results from a particular website.


  • indigo aerator -wine
  • jawaja

 intitle: searches for your keywords in the title of the website - often increases the relevance of your results.

The Search Tools button at the top of your Google results gives you a variety of other options - you can limit your results by date, use verbatim to search for your exact keywords, and more.

For more tips, see the links below: