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COVID-19 for the Ada Community

A guide to help the public research COVID-19 using reliable sources.


Shortcuts and tips for improving basic Google searches: 
  • Search sites or specific domains with site:



Note: Do not leave any spaces between site: and the search term

  • Use quotation marks to search for phrases or specific words

“lung transplant”


  • Type OR between terms if you want to find either word
  • coronavirus OR COVID
  • Use a minus sign to exclude words
  • COVID -influenza
Use Advanced Search to limit your search by Language, Region, last update, Domain or site, Terms, SafeSearch, Reading level, File type, Usage rights and more.

Find Advanced Search under “Settings”

screen shot of Google search box with Settings menu

Search for pages published during a specific time period using “Tools”
screen shot of Google search page with tools menu