Answered By: Kristen Koob
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2018     Views: 10


Use these techniques and learn more at Harvard Library's A Scholar's Guide to Google.


  • "Phrase Searching"

Force Google to look for words in the exactly how you type them by putting quotes around the words.

  • Restrict your search to a particular website or domain

Use site: to restrict your search only to a particular site:

Use site:domain to limit your search to a particular domain:

Use site:gov + any keywords to limit your search to government institutions.

Use at government institutor educational institutions.

  • Use OR to broaden your results

anthropogenic OR natural causes of climate change

  • Use the minus sign to exclude results



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