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ENGL 3033: American Realism & Naturalism (Orlando)

Fall 2017, Dr. Emily Orlando

Web Searching

Searches on the Open Web can often return irrelevant or non-scholarly results.  Begin your searches in the library catalogs and databases whenever you can; however, Web searches can sometimes be useful for discovering scholarly sources.  Try limiting your search by various domains, or narrow your search using these search tips:


Limit your search by domain:​


Limit your search to words in the title:


Remove unwanted results:

Additional Tips for Searching

Use the Google Advanced Search screen to conduct advanced searches including, but not limited to, those types listed above.


See Google's Cheat Sheet for further tips on constructing and refining your searches.


See Nancy Blachman's GoogleGuide for even more tips.