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Workplace Essentials Skills Training (WEST): Beginner Google Search Tips

This guide provides Library support to students in Workplace Essentials Skills Training programs.

Google Search Tips

  • Find an exact phrase by using quotations around a phrase to keep the words together:

"customer service"

"conflict management"


  • Find results that contain both search terms by using + between the terms:

jobs + employment


  • Find results that contain one of several words by using OR between the terms:

workplace communication OR conflict management


  • Find results with similar words by using a ~ before a word:

work ~communication


This will find results including work and words such as, communication, communicate, or communicating.