Include the word site to search for information within a specific top-level domain such as .org, .gov etc.
Examples: wind farming site:gov.au, research development site:edu.au
You can also search for information within a single website.
Example: mining boom site:theaustralian.com.au
Find related pages by including the word related.
Try the Advanced Google Search!
Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
If you are working off campus, once you have your search results:
Not all the of the information you find on the internet is accurate, up-to-date and reliable.
It is important to evaluate your information before you decide to use it in your assignment.
- how relevant is it?
- is it current and up-to-date?
- is it published by a reputable author or organisation?
Watch our video on Evaluating Information to find out more.
Always check the URL of a website to determine what type of site it is:
.edu or .ac : an academic institution, e.g. curtin.edu.au
.gov : a government body, e.g. abs.gov.au
.org : a non-profit organisation, e.g. engineersaustralia.org.au
.com or .co : a commercial body or company, e.g. cmewa.com.au
.net : an internet service provider, e.g. miningjobswa.net.au