Search for Presentations – Google

Search by Filetype

By adding filetype:ppt to our search we’re finding only PowerPoint documents. You could search for both PPT and PDF files by searching filetype:ppt OR filetype:pdf but that’s going to get you content you can’t edit.

Keep in mind you can also focus your searches around other file types including- Excel (XLS), PDF, Word (DOC), and Google Earth (KMZ or KML).

Search by Site

By adding site:edu to our search we’re searching only sites in the EDU domain. You could search for both edu and gov sites by searching site:edu OR site:gov.

This search pattern can search across all domains of a certain type or you can use it to search a specific site like site:vcu.edu. That’s handy when a site doesn’t have a decent search option built in.

These examples find PowerPoint files on “gestalt psychology” but you can replace that phrase with your own area of focus when you get to the Google page.

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