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Professional Communication Guide: Searching Google

This research guide explores different workplace topics such as sexual harassment, culture in the workplace, etc.

Important to Remember

Going to Google or oother search engines is usually the first step in your research.  This research guide has given you recommended sources of information on jobs and careers but Google is not a bad place to look for information.  This tab is intended to show you how to make your Google search effective and get you the best results.

To get good results,

  • use Advanced Search to learn how Google constructs a search
  • use professional organization sites -



How to use Advanced Search in Google

This youtube video shows a Google advanced search very much like the one you saw in the library class.  You can listen at your leisure for reminders on all the powerful tools the advanced search allows.

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