How many times have you realized that the information you were reading online was inaccurate because it was outdated? How many times do you suppose that happened without you realizing it...? Have you ever wished you could search for things released on/around a certain date? Well, Google has a tool that will allow you to control the exact time-frame of your search results and I love it!
Below is an image showing you where to find this feature. Enter search criteria into the Omnibox (address field at the top of any web browser) or from wherever you Google things. At the top middle of the Google results page there will be a Tools button. Once you select that, two new menus will appear on the left: Any time and All results. Select Any time and the drop down box will reveal your options within the last year. Select Custom range... and a calendar will appear for you to select the exact start and end dates.
This tool has endless possibilities for improving your search results and for dialing in specific time-periods for research. I may not use it every time, but it is invaluable when I need it. Enjoy!
Written by John Kronenburg, NFLS Information Technologies Coordinator