A Truly Useful Google Tip

Using Google to search for something that you already know is out there on the Internet can be very frustrating, especially when the search terms are common words (e.g., Kennedy, to pull one out of thin air). Elwyn Jenkins, on his excellent Microdoc News blog suggests the simple trick of including your search terms in a sentence that is likely to use those terms and using that in your google search. Unfortunately, that meant that “Dennis Kennedy is a St. Louis lawyer” brought back more accurate results than “Dennis Kennedy is the coolest guy,” but I really like the technique.