Use your keywords to create a viable Google search. Locate information and start identifying other valuable keywords and phrases.
1. Word choice
2. Phrase searching / quotation marks
3. Domain limit
4. Specific site search
5. Time limits
Google search tips include the following:
1) You can search specific sites by using site:
Sample search for majors site:ucmerced.edu (restricts results to information on majors from sections of UC Merced's website)
2) You can also search by filetype by using filetype:
Sample search for college application filetype:pdf (restricts results to information on college applications in PDF files)
3) You can search for results with specific terms located in the text of pages on a topic by using intext:
Sample search for olympics intext:marathon (restricts its results to sites about the Olympics that also include information on the marathon)
Insert quotation marks to search for a specific phrase or word.
This can help you find quotes, search for song lyrics, or identify the titles of specific journal and magazine articles.
Sample search for ["like a rolling stone"]