For better results in Google, librarians will use various strategies which include:
NOT - Narrows results by requiring certain terms be eliminated from the search. Instead of NOT use the minus sign (-)
Phrase searching -- Although Google looks for all of the terms entered they will not appear as phrases unless quotations are used
Truncation -- Broadens the search to include various word endings
Postcode limiter -- Limits the search to a particular zip code
Related limiter -- Limits search results to websites that are similar in content
Statistics -- Use the tilde (~) to find data related to search terms
This handout, created by GCC Librarian Linda Schallan, offers tips and techniques for producing better Google search results.