Use the Google Advanced search features to find better-quality websites.
Advanced features include the ability to search for websites by domain name, i.e. .gov or .edu., search within a specific website, and phrase searching.
To find Google Advanced, click on the cog in the upper right hand corner of the home page. From there select Advanced Search.
Exact phrase searching: To find results with the exact wording you want use quotations (" ") around the words. Google/databases will only bring back results with that phrase.
Site searching: To search within a specific site, or to bring up results with a specific domain name, search using the site search. Do this by searching your keywords site:(domain or site) e.g. Hawaii site:.gov. or Hawaii site:youtube.com Be careful not to put a space between the colon (:) and the site.
Enter keywords in these boxes depending on if you want them all to be found, found in a specific order, or if either of the keywords are sufficient.
Enter any keywords here that you DO NOT want to come up in results e.g. Washington State vs. George Washington. If you don't want results about George Washington you would put George in this search bar.
You can search for a specific site domain here by entering the domain e.g. .gov, .edu, .org. You can also search WITHIN a specific site by entering the site address here e.g. nytimes.com
For more search options click this dropdown.