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Online Research

Find out where to look - Google Scholar, Wikipedia and beyond, and what to look for when you're evaluating your results.

Get the most out of Google

  • Use "quotation marks" around any phrase for exact-match searching
  • Change the order of your search terms for different results
  • Use Advanced Search for more precise searching


Have you tried the filter settings on your favourite search engine yet?

Look on the top right or under the top banner of your results list to find out how you can search within your search.

For example, Google lets you refine by:

  • Images
  • Videos
  • News
  • Maps
  • Books
  • Canada-only sites
  • Time - last 24 hrs, week, month, year
  • Timeline - maps sites by dates
  • Shopping sites
  • Translated foreign-language sites
  • Sites with images

Cool Google Infographic!

Get more out of Google
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