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Humanities: Y7 Geography

History, Geography, Middle School Humanties

Database and eBook access from home or off-campus

Issues in the World

Newspaper Database - Search Past Copies

Offers access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Newsstream provides the very latest local, regional and national news. Can be accessed OFF CAMPUS with username and password.

Google Advanced Search

When evaluating a website, an important technique is being able to 'read' the URL.  The ability to read a website address, will tell you a lot about the creator, the audience, the purpose and the country of origin. 

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(3 letter domain name)

(2 letter country domain name)

Google Advanced search techniques

 1. Add site: and a domain name to your search terms.

  • Looking for an educational site -  genetic engineering site:edu
  • Looking for a government site - genetic engineering site:gov
  • To restrict your search to Australian websites, add '.au' -  genetic engineering

3 letter Domain names

.gov - Government 

Note:  .go -  some countries, such as Indonesia, use this code for government

.edu - Educational 

.org - Organizations (nonprofit)

.mil -  Military

.com - commercial

.net - Network organizations

2 letter Domain names - country of origin

.au - Australia

.uk - United Kingdom

.cn - China

.in - India

.id - Indonesia

* A complete list can be found on the CIA World Factbook

2. Use a Google command to limit results to the MOST RECENT: After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', .you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 to 5 years would be sufficient for a recent search.

4. To link directly to Google Advanced Search, click on the following link.

Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.