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Research Ready: Google Tips

Quick Tips - Google

We all know how "to Google," and some of you have probably been Googling as long as you've been walking and talking, but check out these tips for more refined searches and better results. 

Use Google's own Advice on How to search on Google

Limit your search by using domains 

Site level


Top level domains -   
(.org, .com, .gov, .edu, & more)


Country codes -‚Äč 


Search by filetype

google search by filetyp


Use the built-in filters and search tools once you have results


Explore more

There are other Google tools that aren't as well known as Google Search.
Explore more with this list of Google Gems.