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ENGWR 300 (Hanson)

ENGWR 300 (Hanson)

Where to Begin

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Sample Google Search

Google Advanced Search

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 Student Debt

 Google Search statement             Results 9/17/19                        Search Strategy 

student debt

        397 million!

Default Boolean AND search (it looks at the word student AND the word debt).

"student debt"


Exact phrase search.

intitle:"student debt"


The phrase must be in the title.

intitle:"student debt" inurl:npr


"studnet debt" would be in the title and the site must be National Public Radio (

intitle:"student debt"


Site must be from an educational institution.

intitle:"student debt" "community college"


The phrase "community college" is added to the previous search.

"student debt" filetype:pdf


Site must be a pdf presentation from an educational institution. You might also try something like filetype:ppt for PowerPoint.

"student debt" 2015..2019


Using two periods, will look for a date or any form of the numbers represented within a range.