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Test your Google skills


Google is the most popular search engine on the Internet. It can be a useful tool for research and this guide will provide tips and tricks for effective Google searching. 


In a Google search you can find:

  • websites
  • scholarly articles
  • books
  • images
  • videos
  • news
  • maps

Google Smarter

Search operators can:

  • Expand your search
  • Refine your search
  • Search only in particular countries, languages, time periods
  • Search within specific sites
  • Find related sites

Why can't I just Google?

Google is so easy! Why wouldn't I use it for all of my assignment research?

La Trobe University Library. (n.d.). Why can't I google? Online video. Retrieve from YouTube via

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