Sometimes an investigation involves searching for something on a particular council website. Quite often the search facility on a council website is not very effective – so here's how to search a council website using Google:On Google, click on Advanced Search (to the right of the search button)
- Type in your search query, e.g. 'Environmental Information Regulations' in the first box
- In the last box – 'Search within a site or domain' type the web address of the site you're searching, e.g. bolton.gov.uk (if you want to search all council websites you can just put .gov.uk)
- Click the 'Advanced Search' button to conduct the search.
A quicker way to do the same search without going into Advanced search is to just type Environmental Information Regulations site:bolton.gov.ukIf you liked this how-to, why not use it to help with the current investigation into what information councils are putting on their sites related to Environmental Information Regulations!