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Interpreting Studies Research Skills: Advanced Internet Searching

This research guide has resources that will be helpful as you research topics in Interpreting Studies

Modify Google Searches

Modify your Google searches by searching by domain name or searching by file type.

 

Add site:.domain name to your search to limit your results by that specific domain name.  Example: Medical Sign Language Interpreting site:.gov

Common Domain Names

 .com generic domain, usually commercial, but anyone can use it

.net generic domian, originally network, but anyonecan use it 

.edu   limited to U.S. educational institutions

.gov   limited to U.S. government

.org   usually non-profit organization, but anyone can use it      

List of Top-Level Internet Domains 

Add filetype: PDF to your search to limit your results to PDF documents. Example: Medical Sign Language Interpreting filetype:PDF

 

You can limit your search results by both domain name and file type.Example: Medical Sign Language Interpreting site:.gov filetype:PDF

More Google Tips

To find an exact match, use quotes:“Western Oregon University”

To exclude unwanted words from your search, use the minus sign: virus -computer