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11248 / 11185 City Research Assignment: Google

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Searching Google is easier than searching Factiva but there are still some little tricks you can pull. For example if you happen to know the url that describes a government website you can restrict your search there. For example in Australia all government websites have .gov.au in their urls.

So, if we wanted to search for government documents on policy and planning for say Sydney we could do a search like this

sustainable development Sydney inurl:.gov.au

This generates some interesting stuff such as the Sydney 2030 website –

If you’d like to do a google search that generates reports (also known as grey literature) you can pop .pdf into the search like this :

Sydney city report .pdf