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Tips
Examples

Be specific
• Use nouns and unique words
• Put the most important words first
• Use multiple terms when possible

If you were interested in "bias in newspapers" you could search for:
newspapers bias slant censorship journalism

Use quotes around phrases so the search engine will search for the words as a phrase not as separate words To look for a term, rather than search the individual words in a term, use quotes around it:
"world health organization"
Use a plus sign + in front of a word or a phrase to require its search A word or a phrase preceded by a + must be present in all pages returned
+"absentee voting"    +"assisted suicide"

Use a minus sign - in front of a word to exclude its search

If you wanted pages on fusion but not cold fusion you can prevent "cold" from being searched:
- cold fusion
Change search settings to create broader searches. Some search engines, like Google, deliver content based on past searches and location
Look for a location setting on the left hand side of a Google search results page. Choose change location and choose a different location
Use parentheses around terms that are alike. Enter connectors in capital letters
(adolescents OR teenagers)
television AND children
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