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Evaluating Web Resources: Search Tips

Search tips

Quick Search Tips

  • Use quotes to focus your search and look for phrases
    e.g. “The Great Depression”

  • Eliminate terms you don’t want
    e.g.  vikings –Minnesota

  • Limit your search to a domain likely to have information on your topic
    e.g. health pregnancy site:gov

  • Add FAQ if you think your answer may appear on an FAQ page
    e.g. pregnancy depression FAQ site:gov

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