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Advanced Google features and Search Engine alternatives

This guide is a supplement to the Advanced Google Research Class

Google's Advanced Search Page

The advanced search feature is not available on the Google homepage. There are three ways you can access advanced search:

  1. Access it via this URL:
  2. Select the ‘options’ button on the right hand side of the screen (please note: you will only see the options button after you have conducted a search)


Advanced search gives you a range of search options, with examples against each of the fields.  Some useful features of advanced search:

  • Site or domain search
  • Searching by country, language, time or region
  • Restrict the file type you search for (eg. PDF)
  • Restrict the search by numbers, good for establishing number ranges such as date, price. 


Advanced Search page



You can also set the numerical date range

Numerical range search – enter a range of numbers to enable this as a function of your search.