Thursday, March 31, 2011

Refining Google searches for file type

Navigating Google can be a bit overwhelming, at times like fishing for a minnow in the ocean.

You can refine your searches with this formula: (topic) then filetype:

Example: I searched for Shakespeare filetype: swf ... because I wanted an interactive flash video to show my students. I found this very cool animated, interactive site about the Globe Theater.

You can do the same thing for most file types.

Happy searching!


  1. Where do you all these wonderful ideas?

  2. i'm considering changing the blog title to "chronicles of a mammano disciple."