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Google Alternatives

Video: Using Google's Advanced Search

Created by Suffolk County Community College Library.

Google's Advanced Search

Many factors influence what you see after hitting Search'in Google. Google and other search engines use cookies, search history, and browsing history from other websites you regularly visit to influence the order of the results you get. Library's databases don't do that.

Using a search engine's Advanced Search makes you searches more precise, saving you time.  (To compare the number of results after doing a Google Advanced Search, for instance, click "Tools.")  It reduces but not eliminate how your personal browsing habits influence your search results.

Images and Sounds Websites

Note that the last Google's Advanced Search choice, usage rights, is not particularly accurate. You'll still to check usage rights set by the images' original creators.  

To find sounds to add to your presentation, try: