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American Values: A Project: Web Sources

Use this LibGuide as a resource for your American Values project. Feel free to use the links and any information available.

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Searching the Web

Use the following tips in order to improve and narrow your internet searching:

 

  • Phrase searching: when searching on Google enclose your keywords within a phrase (ex. "Coal and the industrial revolution"). The search engine will only look for those words within that order - this will limit your results

  • File Format searching: by specifying a file type (ex. coal industry + filetype:pdf) you will limit your results to just that file type. Often journals and primary documents will be saved as a certain file type

  • Domain searching: limiting your search results to academic or government sites will yield you more accurate results (ex. Coal industry site:edu)

  • Related searching: If you want to find new websites with similar content to a website you already know of, use the related:somesite.com modifier (ex: related:nyt.com)