June 5, 2018's Technology Tip

A Better Way to Search!

Use +, -, and quotes.  For example, if you were searching for completion rates among MOOCs.  If you typed “completion rates” –MOOCs.  This would return searches that only had the words completion rates in them.  If you typed those same words, “completion rates” +MOOCs, it would return all results with completion rates AND MOOCs.  If you tried that same search without the quotes and without the +, you have results with the words, rates, completion and possibly MOOCs but there would be no guarantee, you would specific results with the phrasing of completion rates and MOOCs.