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Web search engines are important tools for finding Government documents as well as resources from international & non government organisations. The Australian Parliamentary website and the Queensland Parliamentary website both contain information about how the parliament works. Government department websites are also a good source of reliable information such as reports, submissions, forms and other departmental material.

When using search engines such as Google use the Advanced Search functionality to save time and increase the relevancy of your results. Try using the Advanced Search options in Google to:

  • Search by file type - i.e. PDF (documents without intro web page content)
  • Search by domain - i.e. (useful for locating government reports)
  • Search by date

To see many other ways of refining your search in Google, view the short video below.