Monday, October 19, 2015

Create Custom Google Search

Create Your "Own" Google Custom Search Engine

Do you have students turning in research papers with unreliable sources?  Are they spending countless hours trying to find sources for their paper?  You can create your own Google Custom Search Engine and have students searching within specific websites that you choose.  This saves time and helps them stay on task.

Where do I begin?

  1. Go to: google.com/cse
  2. Create New Search Engine
  3. In the 'Sites to Search'
    • Add the URL/pages you want to include in your search engine
  4. You can get fancy and add URL patterns
  5. Select the Language you want
  6. Select 'Advanced' if you want to Exclude URLs
  7. Click 'Create'
  8. You can grab the code to embed in a website or the link to share with your students
You can always go back in and edit your search engine (add/delete sites and change any of the above info)