Search Tips & Features
Help yourselves in getting the most out of searching DLSU web site using Google Custom Search Engine (CSE)(formerly known as Google University Search or Public Service Search)! It is useful to know some search tips that could help you get the best possible search results and ultimately help you find what you are looking for.
Here are common search tips & frequently asked questions (FAQs) which can dramatically improve your Google search results:
- How do I delete the drop-down list of my past searches?
- How do I find what I’m looking for with a Google search?
- How can I use Google to find someone I’ve lost touch with?
- Does Google support wildcard searches?
- How can I limit my search results to pages from a specific country or domain?
- Does Google have a dictionary feature?
- How do I restrict my results by date?
- How do I restrict my search results to U.S. sites?
- Can I use the images I find through Google Images?
- Why can’t I find my search terms on some of the pages in my search results?
- How does Google’s spell checker work?
- Can I get stock information using Google?
- How does Google’s query suggestion feature work?
- What’s the “Usage Rights” advanced search feature?
Accessible Search for the Visually Impaired
Accessible Search is an early Google Labs product designed to identify and prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and visually impaired users. Regular Google search helps you find a set of documents that is most relevant to your tasks. Accessible Search goes one step further by helping you find the most accessible pages in that result set.
How does Accessible Search work?
In its current version, Google Accessible Search looks at a number of signals by examining the HTML markup found on a web page. It tends to favor pages that degrade gracefully — pages with few visual distractions and pages that are likely to render well with images turned off. Google Accessible Search is built on Google Co-op’s technology, which improves search results based on specialized interests.
Source: Google Labs