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Google Like a Law Librarian

Learn how to use advanced search features in Google searches for better results.

Special Searches

ARTICLES (IN DEPTH).  Add &tbs=ida:1&gl=us to your Google search. to the end of your Google search URL. For example, search for "climate change" and when you get the results, go to the end of the URL and add &tbs=ida:1&gl=us.

Search:  <URL>&tbs=ida:1&gl=us

BOOKS

Search:  http://books.google.com/

COORELATE.  Find searches that correlate with real world data.

Search:  http://www.google.com/trends/correlate

DOWNLOADABLE MOVIES.  This search looks for "House of Cards."

Search:  house of cards -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi)

FINANCE.

Search:  https://www.google.com/finance

IMAGES.

Search:  https://images.google.com/

LIFE MAGAZINE HISTORICAL IMAGES.

Search:  http://images.google.com/hosted/life

MAPS.

Search:  https://www.google.com/maps/

NEWS.

Search: https://news.google.com/

NEWSPAPERS.

Search:  http://news.google.com/newspapers

NGRAM. Graphs keywords in millions of books from nearly half a millennium.

Search:  https://books.google.com/ngrams

PRODUCT SEARCH.

Search:  http://www.google.com/shopping

PUBLIC DATA. Search through databases from around the world and then make graphs explaining that information.

Search: http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory?hl=en

SCHOLAR.

Search:  https://scholar.google.com/

TRENDS.  Find search trends.

Search:  http://www.google.com/trends/

VIDEO.

Search:  https://www.google.com/videohp