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English 263/463 - Current Issues (Kim): Searching on the Web


Google Web Search

Magazines and News from the Web

Tips for Successful Google Search

To make the most of your Google search:

  • Use Google to find information about experts and institutions/organizations you find in your research. Use specific names and details in your search (e.g. "National Health Care for the Homeless Council"). When searching a researcher's name, include his/her professional affiliation to find that specific person: Google "Dennis Culhane" University of Pennslyvania rather than "Dennis Culhane".


  • Limit your search(es) to .edu or .gov domains: LGBTQ homeless youth 


  • Remember that not all .org sites are created equal. Always look at the About Us link to find out what the organization's mission is and who is responsible for the site's content. 


  • Do a phrase search by adding quotations marks around two or more words that you want to search together: "Asian Americans"

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