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Tips
Examples

Be specific
• Use nouns and unique words
• Put the most important words first
• Use multiple terms when possible


If you were interested in "bias in newspapers" you could search for:
newspapers bias slant censorship journalism

Use quotes around phrases so the search engine will search for the words as a phrase not as separate words To look for a term, rather than search the individual words in a term, use quotes around it:
"world health organization"
Use a minus sign - in front of a word to exclude its search If you wanted pages on fusion but not cold fusion you can prevent "cold" from being searched:
- cold fusion

Limit your search to a specific domain

Add site:edu or site:.gov to your search terms to limit your search to government or education sites
Use lower case letters to find words that are either lower and upper case
japanese internment
"world war ii"
Use parentheses around terms that are alike. Enter connectors in capital letters
(adolescents OR teenagers)
television AND children
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