With Google Advanced Search you can easily use tools such as domain limiters (edu, gov, org). You can also type in an advanced search directly into the Google search box. Here are some sample searches:
Sample Search on Distracted Driving
Google Search statement Results 9/22/17 Search Strategy
Default Boolean AND search (it looks at the word distractedAND the word driving).
Exact phrase search.
The phrase must be in the title.
intitle:"distracted driving" inurl:npr
"distracted driving" would be in the title and the site must be National Public Radio (www.npr.org)
intitle:"distracted driving" site:.edu
Site must be from an educational institution.
intitle:"distracted driving" teenagers site:.edu
The word teenagers is added to the previous search.
"distracted driving"site:.edu filetype:pdf
Site must be a pdf presentation from an educational institution. You might also try something like filetype:ppt for PowerPoint.
"distracted driving" 2003..2012
Using two periods, will look for a date or any form of the numbers represented within a range.