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Young Diplomats Program

Guide for participants in Global Ties' Young Diplomats Program, June 2023

Advanced Web Searching


Restrict results to a particular domain or site by using the "site:" command. 

For example, to search government sites use "site:gov" like this: MENA economic growth site:gov.  For non-profits/NGOs, use "site:org", and "site:edu" for universities and colleges.  If you want a specific site, like the State Department, use ""

Restrict results by type:

filetype:pdf will restrict to PDFs only. Other types: xls, doc, ppt.

Example: MENA economic growth filetype:ppt

Restrict results to dates using the AFTER: command, as in Mena economic growth AFTER:2020.  

Search for numbers within a range like this: 2000..2010

Use quotes " " to string words together as phrases like this:  "foreign service"

Note: most of these tricks work with other search engines, such as Bing, as well.  



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