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WGST 2239: Race, Medicine, and Gender (Danylevich)

Spring 2024

Medical Industrial Complex

Social Media Search Tools

Platform-Specific Searching

Search Engines

Many social media platforms have internal search engines that all users to search for users, hashtag, keywords, and the like. In addition, there are some social media search tools that should help you identify relevant content.

5 Tips for Searching Google Effectively

Google's Advanced Search screen provides a number of ways to limit and refine  your search. You can use the basic Google search to help you mine the contents of some social media feeds using the following tips:

  1. Use quotation marks to get exact wording: "health inequities"
  2. Use a minus sign or hyphen to omit words from your search: vaccines -influenza
  3. Use OR to add options: healthcare OR medical care
  4. Use site: to limit to specific domains: health inequities site:
  5. Use site: plus a country code to search by geographic area: refugee site: FR

Cited Reference Searching

Finding DOIs

Wayback Machine

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