Get More Out of Google

Get More Out of Google

Chances are you already use Google frequently, but here are some tricks that can help save you time and find relevant sources. 

 

Site Search

This is when you conduct a search on only one site which can be useful for very specific, targeted searching. Once you target a site, use keywords and phrases that are specific to the site. Let's say you want to see results about coal trains from the wwu.edu domain. In Google, you would type site:wwu.edu coal train into Google.

As another example, let's say you want to find Storify stories that about coal trains. In Google, you would type site:storify.com coal train.

 

Search Tools

One of the most useful Search Tools in Google is the time selector which you can use to get results from a specific time period (e.g. the past hour, past twenty-four hours, past week, past month, past year, and/or a custom range).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Search

 

 

Flip Search

This is when you search for pages that link to a specific domain in order to discover relationships between different sites. In Google, you can do this by using the link operator link:wwu.edu. You can also add search terms to produce more exact results.