|Using Phrases to Refine a Search
|1. universal health care
||Google searched each of the words you entered separately. You probably got more than 26,000,000 pages! Looking through even a fraction of these is time consuming and frustrating!
|2. "universal health care"
||When you put quotes around universal health care, it ensured that the words were searched together as a phrase. You should have gotten fewer "hits," perhaps around 990,000.
|3. "universal health care" "united states"
||Adding the phrase United States makes the search more specific. We are excluding Web sites in other countries. You should have gotten even fewer returns, around 560,000.
|4 Using site:.org
||By limiting your search to .org (adding site:.org
to your search), you found only sites from non-profit organizations.
You could also try .edu sites or you could add additional keywords
to narrow your results.
|5. allintitle: - limited to finding
your terms in the title of Web pages
||Requiring that your search terms are found (occur) in the title of a Web site reduces the number of pages found and increases the likelihood that the pages will be focused on your topic.