Google Search Tips & Tricks
Get better results from Google by using these search techniques:
Example: "sustainable business"
small business development site:.gc.ca
> typing "site:.gc.ca" after the search term will limit results to Canadian federal government websites
sustainable development studies site:.edu
> typing "site:.edu" after the search term will limit results to educational institutions
allintitle: sustainable business
> typing "allintitle:" before the search term will limit results to those that have all those terms in the web page title, such as "World Business Council for Sustainable Development," "The New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference," and so on
> search results will include sites with the term "sustainable" and exclude sites with the word "development"
Follow these links for more help and information on searching Google and similar Internet search engines:
What's in an URL? Top-Level Domains & Types of Websites
Every web page has its own address called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Similar to a mailing address with a name, street address, city, province, and postal code, each part of a URL provides information about the web page:
Use the CRAAP Test to Evaluate Information
All information, especially online content, requires critical scrutiny. Use the CRAAP test to determine the credibility and reliability of a source:
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