Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Make Google Searches Faster and Smarter

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Make Google Searches Faster and Smarter

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Q. I use Google frequently, and while I like it, I get the feeling I could be using it more efficiently. Any ideas?

A. Here are some suggestions from Google for making Internet searches faster and more effective:

* Install the Google toolbar, which puts Google into your browser full-time. (The toolbar works only in Microsoft's Explorer version 5.0 and up; it doesn't work in Netscape.) Among other things, Google gives you the option to block pop-up ads. It also can automatically enter data for fill-in forms that ask for your name, address and phone number. Download the toolbar at http://toolbar.google.com.

* If you have a question, phrase it in the form of an answer--for example, "The magazine that provides the best accounting articles is...."

* Place quotes around words that must be searched together. If you're looking for accounting standards in the JofA, for example, type "accounting standards" "Journal of Accountancy."

* Place a hyphen in front of a word you want to screen out. For instance, if you don't want Google to search in the JofA, type "accounting standards" "-Journal of Accountancy. …

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