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ECE 272 Online- Teaching in a Diverse Society Venkataraman: Web Sources

About Googling

Most of us have used Google to find something in the past 72 hours and often in our googlized ways we believe we can find everything we need freely on the open web but much academic content is actually behind a pay-wall, it is not freely available, so libraries' buy access for library users in the form of print books, e-books, online database articles from journals and other periodicals--those resources can be accessed from libraries webpages.

But there are some freely available credible resources on the web if you know how and where to google it


Video Improving Google Search


Searching Google

To do a Google search with the same search words already entered, click “Search” in the Google box on the “Extend Your Search” column on the right side of the results page

  • To limit to a specific domain, use site: in front of the domain name (no spaces), e.g.
  •   will limit a search to just .edu sites OR   will limit a search to either .edu or .gov sites  will exclude .com
  • To limit to a specific website, use site: in front of the website address (no spaces), e.g.   will limit a search to just the N.Y. Times website        

The Atlantic                         (

The New Yorker                  (

NPR                                    (

New York Times                  ( 

Washington Post                 (

Community Needs Assessment: Selected Online Resources