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Google Research for Students

This tutorial is for students conducting research via Google.

How to Get to the Advanced Google Search Screen:

Do your search, then select Settings and then Advanced search or just click here.

a search for "elon musk" and then under "settings" the drop down option "advanced search"

Google Advanced Search Screen:

Tips for Wording Your Search

The Advanced Search Screen gives you tips on how to write out your search. For example:

►Using "quotation marks" to keep words together as a phrase, e.g. "elon musk"

►Using a -minus sign if you want to exclude certain words, e.g., "elon musk" -spacex 

Capitalization does not matter.