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POSC 212: Environmental Justice

Professor Kim Smith - Winter 2022

Local Newspaper Databases

News Research Guides and Directories

Alternative and Ethnic Press

Advanced Google Searching

Knowing these Google operators often helps you to uncover more relevant documents, such as nonprofit briefs, trade newsletters, and more.   Here are some tips.

Operator What It Does
~ (tilda) searches for synonyms
inurl:gov; inurl:org; inurl:edu searches only these domains
filetype:pdf; filetype:xls; filetype:ppt searches for only these types of documents
date..date (2008..2009) searches for documents relevant to those years
site:carleton.edu searches for documents only at Carleton's domain

Examples:
1. "hurricane katrina" "new orleans" ~environment ~race 2009..2010 
2. ~katrina "new orleans" ~environment ~minorities inurl:gov filetype:pdf 2009..2010
3. "new orleans" katrina ~environment data 2010 site:epa.gov

Tips from Google on these techniques and more.