|Use Specific Phrase||Use quotes" " around your search terms to find a specific phrases, rather than the words separately.|
Type site:, followed by a url to search only that website.
Type site:.edu to only retrieve websites from a university or college.
Type site:.uk to only retrieve websites from with the top-level domain country code for the United Kingdom
|Document Types||Type: file:ppt to only find Powerpoint files. Repeat for other document extensions: .doc, .pdf, etc.|
|OR||Use OR between two similar terms to ask Google to return websites with either term.|
|Use Google Advanced Search||Go to Google's Advanced Search page to more search options|
Learn how to develop effective keywords
Start with broader searches, and then narrow your focus.
If you have questions about your specific topic, contact your librarian!