2 Methods to Google Advanced Searching:
1) SHORTCODE TO RETRIEVE GREAT WEBSITES IN GOOGLE [regular search box] !
"Phrases of Two+ words" site:gov (or other top level domain suffix/domain) -term (eliminating term within search results) truncation: rootofword*
a. Begin a search from the Google homepage search box; b. click on "Settings" and drop down/select "Advanced Search" , c. use box prompts
Put quotes around two or more words to search for that exact phrase:
"to be or not to be"
** ALWAYS use " "
around exact names!
To remove unwanted results from search: Use minus - [Meaning: not/don't include]
To search salsa, but not salsa dancing
To search chocolate, but not white chocolate
NO SPACE between minus sign and unwanted word
To search only .edu websites
To search only .gov websites
To search only a particular website - ex. National Institutes of Health
Research Report Topic Options:
c. Digital Addiction(s)
Alternate Search Terms & Phrases
Mrs. T's Search term/"Search Phrase EXAMPLE: hack* -> digital -> privacy -> site:gov
Possible Research Report Topics: Search Terms & Phrases. Select population affected, too
TOPIC #1: cyberbull* OR "cyber bullying" -> "social media" -> teen*
"digital privacy" -> "smart phone*"" -> "middle school"
TOPIC #4: "digital addiction*" -> device* -> "social media" -> teen*
"autonomous cars" OR "autonomous vehicle*" OR "self-driving car*"
Choose: 1) your topic, 2) subtopic and 3) population to focus ishort report research
Use these search terms and "search phrase" to do a Google Power Search for a site:gov article
Print article, staple it to the handout
Record: Article title, website title, author, date, sponsoring organization
Use OR to search synonyms of the same idea - Increasing Results: BOTH will appear!
"global warming" OR "climate change"
(all webpages with either "global warming" or "climate change" or both will appear!)
chocolate AND health OR benefits OR flavonoids
(both of the terms chocolate and health must be on the webpage and either benefits or flavonoids)
Many words have multiple variations and how to do you pick the correct one? To solve this problem, you can have Google search all variations from the root word by using a wildcard that most e-search interfaces recognize - an asterisk *. For example, if you were searching for information on France's economy, you could search France econom*
The econom* search will find results with all forms of this root word:
1) A New England based educational research center that specializes in deep ocean research using underwater vehicles operating at depths of 6,500 meters under the surface.
2) A government sponsored therapy dog training program in Rhode Island for veterans.