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ENGL 1102 - Rofheart

Spring 2024. English Composition II

Google Scholar

How to search Google Scholar @GGC Kaufman Library: Google Scholar Tips & Tricks

How to use Google to Search for Gov Sources @GGC Kaufman Library

Research Tip-

use " site: .gov " to search for government information

Example: Google:  " affordable housing reports site: .gov "

Google Operators

Google Operators

Google Tips & Tricks


Basic Examples
This Search   Finds Pages Containing...
biking Italy   the words biking and Italy
recycle steel OR iron   information on recycling steel or recycling iron
"I have a dream"   the exact phrase I have a dream
salsa dance   the word salsa but NOT the word dance
Louis +I France   information about Louis the First (I), weeding out other kings of France
castle ~glossary   glossaries about castles, as well as dictonaries, lists of termsterminology, etc.
fortune-telling   all forms of the term, whether spelled as a single word, a phrase, or hyphenated

definitions of the word imbroglio from the Web


Operators   Meaning   Type Into Search Box (& Results)
+ – * /   basic arithmetic   12 + 34 - 56 * 7 / 8
% of   percentage of   45% of 39
^ or **   raise to a power   2^5 or 2**5
old units in new units   convert units  

300 Euros in USD130 lbs in kg, or 31 in hex


Restrict Search
Operators   Meaning   Type Into Search Box (& Results)
city1 city2   Book flights.   sfo bos
(Book flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS).)
site:   Search only one website or domain.   Halloween
(Search for information on Halloween gathered by the US Census Bureau.)
[#]..[#]   Search within a range of numbers.   Dave Barry pirate 2002..2006
(Search for Dave Barry articles mentioning pirates written in these years.)
(or ext:)
  Find documents of the specified type.   Form 1098-T IRS filetype:pdf
(Find the US tax form 1098-T in PDF format.)
link:   Find linked pages, i.e., show pages that point to the URL.
(Find pages that link to Warrior Librarian's website.)


Specialized Information Queries
Operators   Meaning   Type Into Search Box (& Results)
(or books)
  Search full-text of books.   book Ender's Game
(Show book-related information.
Note: No colon needed after book.)
definewhat iswhat are   Show a definition for a word or phrase.   define monopsonywhat is podcast
(Show a definition for the words monopsony and podcastNote: No colon after definewhat is, or what are.)
define:   Provide definitions for words, phrases, and acronyms from the Web.   define:kerning
(Find definitions for kerning from the Web.)
phonebook:   Show all phonebook listings.   phonebook: Disney CA
(Search for Disney's phone numbers in California - CA.)
rphonebook:   Show residential phonebook listings.   rphonebook: bill jones NY
(Search for the phone number of every Bill Jones in New York State - NY.)
movie:   Find reviews and showtimes.   movie: traffic
(Search for information about this movie, including reviews, showtimes, etc.)
stocks:   Given ticker symbols, show stock information   stocks: goog
(Find Google's current stock price.)
Given a location (US zip code or city), show the weather   weather Seattle WAweather 81612
(Show the current weather and forecast.
Note: No colon after weather.)


+ or plus   addition   12 + 34 or three plus four
 or minus   subtraction   3.4 - 5.6 or five minus two
* or times   multiplication   56 * 7 or six times nine
/ or divided by   division   7 / 8 or ten divided by two
% of orpercent of   percentage of   45% of 39
mod or %   modulo (the remainder after division)   15 mod 9 or 15 % 9
^ or **   raise to a power   2^5 or 2**5
the nth root of   nth root   4th root of 16sqrt(16)cube root of 109
reciprocal of   multiplicative inverse   reciprocal of 7