OR = More: Combining related words and synonyms with OR tells your search engine to find results with any one of the words you entered. Example: fracking OR “hydraulic fracturing” OR “natural gas drilling”
Use a thesaurus to get ideas about synonyms, or other words that are used for the same thing (e.g., cat & feline). Try thesaurus.com or merriam-webster.com.
Go beyond Google: Try a specialty search engine, such as Google’s Scholar database (scholar.google.com) or subject-focused tool such as medlineplus.gov for health topics or artcyclopedia.com for art topics. Consult a librarian to learn about specialty search engines in your area of study.
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
The Atlantic (theatlantic.com)
The New Yorker (newyorker.com)
New York Times (nytimes.com)
Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
On the web, the term domain refers to the (usually) three-letter extension at the end of a web address, also known as a URL (uniform resource locater). Domains can tell you a bit about the type of site you are looking at before you even begin reading content. Here are some of the most common types: