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HRD110: Freshman Seminar: E) Find a Website

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

First, watch this short video, created by SUNY's Suffolk County Community College.


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

  • Advanced Search is now under Settings.
  • Limit your search to college websites using .edu.
  • Here's a link to Google:


To do an Advanced Search for 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. 

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:

When You're Done...

When you've finished the library worksheet, return it to your instructor.  

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