Google – Advanced Search

Let’s start with something simple that could have a great impact on how you find information.

A typical search on Google will produce the following result:

Search results

Using Google Advanced Search will help you to find what you are looking for more efficiently.

What is Google Advanced Search?

Google Advanced Search is a tool that enables you to refine your search terms quickly and easily, to help you sift through the millions of results that you will get using the usual Google search function.


Please watch the video below, and try using the Advanced Search. The web browser mentioned in the video is Google Chrome, but you can use any browser.

To gain your credit, please post a link in the comments/reply section below, along with your name. The link must be something relevant to your discipline or area of interest. Comments are subject to moderation so there may be a slight delay.

Using Google Advanced Search

EXTRA:  Your five minutes are up for today, but if you can stretch to a few more minutes then please have a look at the video below, which shows you how to find Creative Commons images using Google Advanced Search.

Advanced Google Search - Images

You can also contribute to the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #5DoDL

268 thoughts on “Google – Advanced Search

  1. Susan Ludlow January 27, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Found out about the cog and also found the image refining option useful. Much prefer the English commentary . Susan Ludlow


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