Some Google tips to try

As I catch up on past Wired magazines, I ran across this short piece entitled How to… Google Smarter. A couple of these that I find particularly helpful are:

  • Get good sources. Add “site:edu” or “site:gov” to limit your search to school or government domains. To target specific sites, type, say, “neutrino site:Harvard.edu.”
  • Narrow by file type. To find PowerPoints, Excel spreadsheets, or books scanned into PDFs, add “filetype:ppt” (or any other extension) to your query.