This guide describes how to get the best out of Google searches and much more.
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Use Google Search Tools
Search Tools will appear on your results page after you've searched. You can narrow down your search to videos, books, places, and much more. It's a great time saver.
Top Google Search Tips
Google is so easy to use you don’t have to be an expert to get great search results, but here are some top tips that will help get rid of the stuff you don’t want:
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Google Site Search
Google Advanced Search
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Google Scholar searches across many scholarly disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, and universities with non-scholarly results filtered out. Some of these scholarly results include the free full text and many more are available for free to PNW students, faculty, and staff.
Free Full Text from PNW Library Databases
Sometimes Google Scholar points you to resources for which you have to pay to get the full text, but PNW students faculty, and staff can get many articles from Google Scholar for free!
If you start your search from this results available automatically display to the side of an article with a direct link to the article. If you are off-campus you'll need to log in with your PNW career account.