Lesson 3.1 Activity

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Search Tips:

  • Specific words, when used before a colon, act as commands to filter results. The coming lessons will teach you the most popular operators.
  • You can use the site: operator within images and news results.
  • You can use the site: operator with or without the period before the top-level domain extension, so [site:edu] is the same as [site:.edu].
  • When using the site: operator at the website level, you must use the period between the parts of the web address: [site:ucla.edu].
  • You can use operators at any point in a query. [Jefferson site:archives.gov] is the same as [site:archives.gov jefferson].

1. You want to find documents on US government websites about gamers, people who play video games. What query do you use?

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2. You are having a bad day at work, and think you might give it all up and follow your childhood dream to become an animal trainer. Feeling serious for a moment, you decide to check the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) to see the wages for animal trainers. What would your search look like?

3. Can you think of a time that site: would have helped you find what you needed faster? Try it out before proceeding to the next lesson and share your story in the forum.