You can tell Google what to do through what Google calls Operators. You can use them to help narrow or broaden the results in your Search.
OR: You can use two search terms separated and both terms to be found independent of each other. The OR operator must be expressed in all capital letters, and it will expand the number of results.
For example: Pepsi OR Coke
Minus sign (-): You can make your results smaller by using the minus sign to exclude a term.
For example: cherry soda -coke
Quotes (" "): Since Google uses AND operators as a default between words, search for exact phrases with quotes.
For example: "The Choice of a New Generation"
Wildcard (*): Use this if you are not sure of a particular word in your phrasing.
For example: The Choice of a * Generation
site: You can search for a specific type of website domain (e.g. .edu, .gov. org) using the site search.
For example: site:.edu Cherry Coke
filetype: You can search for a specific file type such as a .pdf.
For example: filetype:.pdf Pepsi taste tests
intitle: Use this if you want to tell Google to search for your words only in the title.
For example: intitle:Pepsi
allintitle: Similar to intitle, this will search for multiple words or phrases only in title.
For example: allintitle:Pepsi New Generation
How Do You GOOGLE?
You have a topic. You have a Research Question. You're ready, right? Just plug that question into Google and go! Well, that may work if you are looking for today's weather or how tall Mt. Everest is.
But for complicated questions, typing it in its entirety can be tricky. Have you done done this and got a 1,000,000,000 results that barely relate to your to topic?
Yeah, you've been there! I can tell! Let's try it again with some advanced tips and GOOGLE away!
What you want to KNOW:
Site.edu British suffrage
Put them together
You can now use any of the operators on the left-hand menu to GOOGLE smart!