Conducting Online Research

Conducting Online Research | Great Writer for HireA Great Infographic just went up on Mashable about “How To Use Google Search More Effectively“, and I’ll summarize it shortly, before posting the pic that was provided by HackCollege.

The trick to getting the best results from a Google search is to know how to search properly.  The best thing to do is to use operators that help narrow down your search based on the criterion you specify.  Some of the best operators to use within a Google search are “site:” (without the quotation marks), ” “ (the quotation marks), and - (the minus sign).

site: tells Google to only search within one site.

” ” : with your search term within it, tells Google to search for an exact phrase as it appears within the quotes.

- : used before certain words in your search tells Google to exclude these terms.


For example, if you were looking for the Times Person of the Year for any year except for 2009, your Google search term would be “ “person of the year” -2009” (without the outer quotes).


Read more about mastering Google searches to conduct online research in the Infographic below:

Google Search Infographic from |

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