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Domain Restriction

If you aren't sure where within a particular site the information you want is located, you can search for the relevant part of that site. Do it by entering what you are looking for followed by the word "site" and a colon followed by the domain name.

For example, type student services site:www.moravian.edu

This search will bring up that part of Moravian's Web site that has to do with Student Services.

Suppose that you are interested in checking the Prints and Photographs collection in the Library of Congress.

type Prints and Photographs site:www.loc.gov

If you want to find the material on the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 on the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) website.


type Oil Pollution Act site: www.epa.gov

Advanced Searching . Refining a Search . Boolean AND/OR . Boolean OR/Truncation . Phrase Searching/Capitalization . Field Searching . Domain Restriction








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