HRD110: Freshman Seminar

This guide will help you get to know the SUNY Adirondack Library!

Google and Other Search Engines

On this page, you'll learn:

  • how to use Google's Advanced Search to save time and get better results;
  • the benefits of other search engines beyond Google. 

Using Google's Advanced Search on a Phone

It's easist just to Google "Google Advanced Search"

Using Google's Advanced Search on a Computer

Then, search for your topic in Google, using Advanced Search.

  • Limit your search to college websites using .edu.
  • Here's a link to Google:


Google Images:

  • click the Images tab in your Google Search Results.
  • Go to Settings > Advanced Search > narrow by color, type, site, etc.
  • These are useful for presentations. 

If you missed this video on the first tab, here's the link again: 

More Search Engines

It's good to know about other search engines that offer options that Google does not. 

StartPage and DuckDuckGo offer more search privacy, with less tracking of your search results.

  • Like Google, they also have an Images tab, useful for presentations.  

Here are some specialized search engines:

If you want to learn more about searching the web, see this SUNY Adirondack Library research guide.

Ask a Librarian

If you have any questions, please ask a reference librarian for help.