Using Google Site Search for Research

The Google search engine is likely familiar to everyone but less know are it’s many search tools.  In this article I will be focusing on one tool in particular that can help make online research a little easier.  It is the site search tool.  Often times websites have search features but they are inadequate and inferior compared to the robustness of Google’s search capabilities.

Site search allows you to limit your search results to only one website.  You can type the command into the google search field as follows:

site:“website you want to search” “search terms”

For a more specific example, if you would like to search the Project Gutenberg site for history articles you would search it like this: history

Examples of other uses are more efficiently searching websites like the Irvington Public Schools website for information like individual contact information, documentation et cetera.