Smart searching

Smart Searching

 

 

Here is a short tutorial to help you do better Google searches. You can make your searches better and more specific by using these simple tips or using Google Advanced

 

Basics:   

OR                                   This tool enables you to find a specific word or another one

Example: Elizabeth Gaskell or Elizabeth Taylor

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                                   Looking for an exact quote

Example: “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

 

                                          To remove a word from your query

Example: Bronte -Charlotte (Looking for Bronte but not the author Charlotte)

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*                                         To use when you forgot a word in your research

Example: “An American in a * land”

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define:                            When you are looking for the definition of a word from the web

Example: define: nom de plume

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Restrict Search and Specialized Information Queries

 

filetype:                         To find a file in a particular format

Example: Form 1098-T IRS filetype:pdf

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site:                                  Search only one website or domain

Example: tea site:nytimes.com

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On the contrary, if you just type: Tea New York Times, the number of the results will be up to 60,300,000, and not 139,000

 

link:                                 Find linked pages, i.e., show pages that point to the URL

Example: link: mideastwire.com

 

related:                          List web pages that are similar or related to the URL

Example: related:www.oxfordartonline.com

 

Restrict Search to sites where Queried Words Appear

allinanchor:                 All query words must appear in anchor text of links to the page

inanchor:                      Terms must appear in anchor text of links to the page

allintext:                       All query words must appear in the text of the page

intext:                             The terms must appear in the text of the page

allintitle:                       All query words must appear in the title of the page

intitle:                            The terms must appear in the title of the page

allinurl:                         All query words must appear in the URL

inurl:                               The terms must appear in the URL of the page

 

 

 

 

For more tips on Google Search

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?vid=1-635809345577999405-2198580377

https://www.google.com/intl/en_u/insidesearch/tipstricks/all.html

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