Have trouble finding things online through the search engine? Wish your searching could be improved? Here are a few tips to help you browse better!
- When searching, every word matters. Generally, all the words you put in the query will be used.
- Generally speaking, punctuation is ignored, including all those symbols. !@#$%^&*()
- Think about how the page would be written. Use words that would be found on that page. For example: use [headache] instead of [my head hurts] since medical websites would use the word headache more frequently on the page.
- Describe what you need in just a couple of words. If you want the weather in Atlanta, search [weather Atlanta].
- When looking for an exact phrase, put quotes around it. ["child care"]
- You can search for items on a specific website or some types of websites, for example, finding an education page on any government website [education site:.gov] or searching one website [presidential debate site:nytimes.com].