Google Search Tips & Tricks
Get better results from Google by using these search techniques:
Use a "phrase search" to find an exact term by using quotation marks
Example: "sustainable business"
Limit results to one type of website, such as governmental or educational
small business development site:.gc.ca (typing "site:.gc.ca" after the search term will limit results to government of Canada websites)
sustainable development studies site:.edu (typing "site:.edu" after the search term will limit results to educational institutions)
Search for words in the website title to ensure the information is relevant
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)
Use the minus sign (-) to remove unwanted words from search results
sustainable -development (search results will include sites with the term "sustainable" and exclude sites with the word "development")
Use the "advanced search" option to limit your results by language, Internet domain, date of publication, country, and where on the web page the words appear, such as address or text.
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). Much like the mailing address on an envelope 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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