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Controversial Issues: Finding Websites

Used for Communication classes

Using Google to Find Websites

By using Google Advanced Search, you can narrow your search to a specific website or type of website.
For information on evaluating websites, please see the Website Evaluation Research Guide.
When you go into Google, click on the button at the upper right hand side of your screen. If your browser does not show the button, go ahead and type in your search terms. When the results come up, the button should then be there.
1. Click on the button, and a drop-down menu will appear.
2. Choose the second option – Advanced Search.

3. When the Advanced Search page comes up, scroll down to “Then narrow your results by...”. Below that, the fourth choice is
    “site or domain:”.
4. You may then type in .com, .org, .edu, or .gov. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on thebutton.
     Google will then limit what you find to the type of website you specified.

.org - Organizations (nonprofit)       .com - Commercial business (mostly) and personal websites
.gov - Government agencies           .edu - Educational institutions

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