Oral Communication: Google Tips

Google Advanced Search

Use Google Advanced Search to help you limit your internet search to get more focused results.  Examples of useful search limits are:

  • domain name (for example, search only .edu, .gov, or .org sites to eliminate commercial webpages)
  • this exact phrase (keeps all the words in a phrase together; putting the phrase in quotation marks also does this)
  • none of these words (helps you eliminate words you don't want to see in your results list; using a minus sign also does this)

Google Scholar

Try searching Google Scholar if you are having trouble locating reliable internet sources.

Google Scholar Search