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Outliers: Web Searching

Searching the Web

Google Web Search Engine

To search for multiple concepts:
- use ORs between words for the same concept,
- use quotes (" ") around phrases.
-  Google does not use the *

To limit to a specific domain, use site: in front of the domain name (no spaces)

site:.edu   will limit a search to just .edu sites
site:.edu OR site:.gov  
will limit a search to either .edu or .gov sites
-site:.com 
will exclude .com

Complete search example: 

"standardized testing" OR "high stakes tests"  discrimination OR bias OR racism OR fair   site:.edu

To limit to a specific website, use site: in front of the website address (no spaces)

site:nytimes.com   will limit a search to just the N.Y. Times website

site:sfgate.com   will limit a search to just the S.F. Chronicle website

 

Google Scholar
Google’s academic search engine accesses a wide range of academic articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, and universities. The majority of sources retrieved by Google Scholar are usually abstracts (summaries) of articles, which do not provide the full-text of the article (or a significant charge is required for the full article). In many cases, you may be able to retrieve the full-text of these articles by using the Skyline College Library Article Delivery Service.

Use the search box below to search Google Scholar.

Google Scholar  

To search for multiple concepts, use ORs between words for the same concept, quotes around phrases, parentheses around each concept, and ANDs between concepts, For example:

 "standardized testing" OR "high stakes tests"  discrimination OR bias OR racism  minorities OR "african american" OR black OR hispanic OR latino 

 

 

 

 

"Barack Obama" OR "President Obama"  "family background" Or mother OR father OR "educational background" OR Punahou  site:.edu OR site:.gov