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- To restrict searches to educational sites, add site:.edu to your search phrase (see example in box below). The same technique can be used to restrict searches to specific academic or scholarly sites, e.g.,
- site:aarweb.org (American Academy of Religion)
- site:www.h-net.org (Humanities and Social Sciences Network)
- See Google's "Cheat Sheet" for advanced syntax options and Google's tips on "Sharpening queries."
- You can also create your own Google Custom Search Engine in which you can choose which sites to be searched.
- Check Google Book for digitized books from major publishers and universities. Only those out of copyright (75 years old or more) are fully accessible; others are only partially accessible but often you can see enough to get real information or at least determine whether you want to request the complete work.
- Check Google Scholar for scholarly articles. Look for links to full-text at Emory.
- Search DiscoverE or EUCLID to find unique materials or cataloging notes not found on Google.
- Search proprietary databases in Databases@Emory for licensed materials not indexed on Google
- Search OAIster (moved in 2009 to WorldCat) to access digitized archives in a format not searchable by Google
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