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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Research After Graduation: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for your Post-Georgetown Life

Google Verbatim Search

Use "Verbatim Search" to search exactly what you wrote. 

It turns off personal results, spelling suggestions, and other automatic Google changes.  


Google Advanced Search

Go to Settings to get to "Advanced Search."

 

Use "quotes" in a basic search or the advanced search box in the below image to keep all of the terms together. 

Note: This is a good trick for searching for names, books or article titles! 

 

Use the term OR in your basic search or the advanced search box in the image below to search for websites with either term or phrase.

 

Use the - sign in the basic search or the advanced search box in the image below to search for websites without a term or phrase.

 

Image of google advanced search box. "None of these words: -bulldog, -jack"

Use "site:" in basic search or the advanced search box in the image below to search sites or domains. 

Note: This is particularly useful if you want to search all government websites (site:.gov), educational sites (site:.edu) or think tanks and other organizations (site:.org)! Or only websites in a specific country (site:.ru for Russia, for example).

 

Image of Advanced Google Search Box "Site or domain: georgetown.edu"

There are other search engine options

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