Google is an internet institution. It is simple and intuitive to use and there are ways to make it even more productive:
You may limit results adding one of the limiters listed below to the search terms. To limit by type of website or domain use site: .com/edu/net. For example, searching for nursing site: mnu.edu returns results pages containing the word nursing from mnu.edu, while searching nursing site: edu will return sites mentioning nursing with .edu extensions.
Google has some powerful shortcuts. In the examples below, the inital word is the "operator" and it must appear. The word(s) following it are what the search will return. For example, author Jane Austen returns websites about Jane Austen. Searching Movie The Help will return websites mentioning the movie, while searching Book The Help will return websites mentioning the book.
Google can convert almost any measurement using the form old units in new units. Below are examples:
Google can also perform calculations, including calculations involving trig functions.
When doing research for academic purposes, it is important to use trustworthy sources. When you are evaluating a website, answer these questions:
Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly literature such as articles, theses, abstracts, conference proceedings, books, and court opinions using the familiar Google search. Advanced search techniques allow you to search by author, publication, publication date, and subject areas. It contains all State appellate court and supreme court decisions since 1950, all US Federal district, appellate, tax, and bankruptcy court decisons sine 1923, and all US Supreme Court decisions since 1791.
The problem with Google Scholar is that is does not have access to many full-text articles. If you find articles of interest in Google Scholar, you can search the MNU databases for them. Google Scholar is often a good place to look for research topics and to find authors and journals related to your research topic.
Conversion Calculators for wind speed, distance, volume, weight, temperature
Metalib Federated search engine of U.S. Federal Government databases
Thomas The source for all Federal Legislative information including bills, resolutions, the congressional record, and more
USA.gov The official government portal including links to state and local governments
While Google is the number one search engine, there are other good options. Each search engine will provide different results. Here are a few alternatives.
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