Search Hints Try the following search engine: www.google.com To narrow your search - you can link words by using the following words or symbols: and, (instead of writing it out you can use the symbol +), or, not. And is used to combine more than one idea or term, Not is used to subtract some responses you do not want. For example: Vikings not football, would generate articles about the ancient vikings and not include articles that were about the Minnesota Viking Football team. You can use the hyphen (-) rather than not for the same result. Make sure the plus or minus symbol is positioned immediately before the word. To search for a subject with more than one word, use quotation marks. Example: "Ellis Island" otherwise the computer will search for the words Ellis and Island. To search for articles with a particular word or phrase in the title - use a t: before your search term. Example: t:Vikings To search for a word contained in a URL -type "URL" before the search terms. Wildcard searching is used to search for any form of a word by using an asterisk to replace a letter or letters in a word. Example: scien* would give you science, scientific, scientist etc. To limit the domains you search you can use this: "domain:edu" followed by your topic. (There are some search engines that do not recognize the methods above). You can search more than one search engine by using mega search engines. Go to: www.savvysearch.com and www.dogpile.com.