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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Google for Academic Research

A guide on techniques for researchers to increase their skills with Google's various search options.

Advanced Search

Access Google's Advanced Search by clicking on 'Settings,' then 'Advanced Search' from the homepage, OR locate the gear icon This is an image of the gear icon used by Google. for the advanced search option.


What can I do with the Advanced Search?

  • Search for a range of numbers.
    Example: 10..35 lb, $300..$500, 2000..2016
  • Search for terms that appear in certain parts of the page, such as in the URL, text, or title.
  • Search for a specific file type
  • Narrow your results by region and date last updated
  • Find material that you can reuse
  • Search for resources in specific languages

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Note: This Infographic was originally produced for the Undegraduate Library's ESL Guide