When using Google, remember you will have to critically evaluate every site, article, or video you find and want to use for your assignment. Usually it is easier just to tell Google exactly what you are looking for using Google Operators. Use the tips in the video below to help you find more authoritative and credible information using Google.
From Common Sense Education
Did you know most of the search techniques listed in the other tabs are also available to Google? Google has many different advanced search techniques you may not be aware of. Below are a few you may find helpful.
|Common Searches||How to use||Example|
|Search social media||Put a @ in front of a work to search social media||@twitter:info lit|
|Search for a price||Put a $ in front a number||textbook $20|
|Search hashtags||Put a # in front of a word||#collegestudents|
|Exclude words from your search||Put a - in front of a word||tigers -LSU|
|Search for an exact match||Put a word/phrase in quotation marks||"prairie state college"|
|Combine searches||Use OR in between the words/phrases||community OR technical college|
|Search for a specific site||Put site: in front of the search||site:.edu tuition semester|
|Define a word||Put define: in front of the word||define:pedagogy|
|How to pronounce a word||Put pronounce: in front of the word||pronounce:cat|