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Digital Literacy Online (62-130, 26-105)


  1. Watch video "Basic Searching in Google"

  2. Search Google for information on your current event topic        
  3. Browse through the "searches related to," "people also ask," and/or "top stories" sections
  4. Make a list of keywords and synonyms relating to your current event topic 

Return to top and click "B. Advanced Search" tab

  • Have you ever used Google Advanced Search? 



  • Once a word is used, do not use it again in another box
  • If a phrase is not in the "this exact word or phrase" box, enclose in quotation marks - "first amendment"
  • Only place one phrase in "This exact word or phrase" box
  • Phrases shouldn't be more than 2-3 words

[ Google advanced search example ]

Searches can also be limited by language, domain (edu), where terms appear on page results, etc.

[ Narrowing Using Google Advanced ]


Return to top and click "C. Search" tab

Important Knowledge:  

  • No need to repeat any keywords or phrases in multiple boxes
  • Phrases are 2-3 words 
  • This exact word or phrase box is programmed to search one phrase only, in the order entered and side-by-side (no need for quotation marks around the phrase, like in other boxes)


Enter keywords (using some of the words you listed in tab "A: Keyword generation") in Google Advanced Search


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