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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am needing tips and suggestions for narrowing down search results within Google.   For example, how can I use Google to display results for academic writing jobs which pay for thorough papers about a specific topic such as childhood obesity and its causes?   I have tried the + sign which seems to help in setting up the search term parameters.  However, I think there might be other search term strings which would be fruitful to try out.  

            Any shared thoughts or feedback to this question will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you

            George
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by:John Hurst
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Here is how I do it.

Go to Google and type in Childhood obesity and causes.

Look at the page that comes up

Consequences, Parenting, Prevention and so on.

Then start searching on these subtopics.

I can narrow down a search very quickly this way.
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Ryan Chong earned 1004 total points
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probably this article gives you a start but I know there could have other better articles on Internet (which you need to use better search techniques to search for it)

A Guide To Better Google Search Techniques
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/better-google-searching/
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by:Obaid ur Rehman
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Using "abc" will return result that must have abc. This one is helpful. I am sure there are others.
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Or,  given your requirements for more academic results,  look at Google Scholar as the basis for your search.
https://scholar.google.com
Use the advanced search page.
You can then use the normal boolean refining tools that Google provides for all searches.
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by:GMartin
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

           Thank you for your tips and resourceful links.  Everything provided within the replies certainly did help in resolving my question.

            George
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Thanks for the update.
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