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Search Smarter, Not Harder:

  • Looking for an exact phrase?
    Use quotation marks. "higher education"

     
  • Want to make sure a word or phrase DOES NOT appear in the results?
    Use the - sign.  "higher education" -"liberal arts"

     
  • Want to make sure a word or phrase DOES appear in the results?
    Use the + sign.  "higher education" +"liberal arts"

     
  • Want to only search on .edu (or .gov or .org) websites?
    Type in site:.edu at the end of your search

     
  • Looking for a PDF file?
    Add filetype:pdf to your search.

     
  • Want to find websites that are related to each other (e.g., other news sites)?
    Search related:www.cnn.com