follow-up to research presentation this morning

Our presentation (by the librarian at Evergreen) on research on the internet this morning was useful, but there was something that I wanted to pass on that may be a great asset to you.

If you are doing research and have come to a site that does not have a search function, it is possible to do a search on a single page using the browser, but as was demonstrated in the presentation this is of minimal use. In fact, I’d be so bold as to say it’s pretty useless, since you’d only find information on the exact page you’re on not for the whole site.

A far better technique is to use google to isolate your search by domain name. For example, if I wanted to find all the pages at evergreen that contained the word ‘police’ I could enter this search on google:


Click here to see this example online:

Anyhow, I wanted to tell you all about this, but didn’t want to interrupt the presentation. Hope that helps you at some point down the line. ;)