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Narrowing Google searches by license

It is possible to narrow your Google search by type of licence. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to Google search at www.google.ca
  2. Before you do your search, look for Settings (may be in different places depending on your browser and browser version)
  3. Choose Advanced Search from the settings menu
  4. Scroll down the page to the Usage Rights drop down. You should see several selections where you can choose to narrow by different type of licence.
  5. Select the licence and then perform your search.