I have not refined my searchskills
much, but I have found that using startpage instead of
google cuts out a lot of garbage and I usually find what I
need in the first half dozen links.
On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM, Gene
It is unfortunate that so many people
are unaware of the power and value of Google searches or
other good search engine searches.
Amen to that!
I have preached, repeatedly, that knowing how to do a web
search, in 2021, is a basic skill, and if you don't have
it then acquiring it is one of the first things you should
be trying to do.
And the range of search operators for any search engine is
wide (and not often necessary to deal with, I might add)
and allows you to drill through a world of data with
almost laser-like focus.
One of the operators I do use with some frequency, and
which applies here, is the site:
operator. While, like any search term, it can be stuck
anywhere in a list of search criteria I generally place it
either at the beginning or the end. If you only wanted to
search for something at NVAccess then adding the search
(no spaces, just the word site, the colon, and the website
sans any need for http://) and you will be
searching only that website for content. You can even get
more specific, such that if you only wanted to search the
News portion of the NVAccess site, you would put, site:nvaccess.org/news.
That one operator, when you know that you only want
content from a single website or some sub-segment of that
site, will eliminate possibly hundreds of thousands of
Google has a great Advanced Search
page, with fillable edit boxes/dropdowns, that tells you
(if it's accessible) right after all of those fill-in
boxes how you can do the same thing in a regular Google
Search using operators, as most of us will never come
close to combining all of the potential advanced options
on the Advanced Search page. There are also more
tutorials that you can shake a stick at regarding Google
Search operators and how to use them.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro,
64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The depths of denial one can be
pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you
not even recognize yourself to yourself.