1. Know what the local sources are. Use indexes and directories (like Newslink) to help you know this information.
2. Use a newspaper index like Nexis Uni or Proquest to strategically search for articles across many newspapers or for a specific date.
3. Use the library resources to get to paid archives.
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|
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
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