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Narrow your Google Search

Tip: You can do a lot more with Google search than just typing in search terms. Go to Google to Advanced Search to bring up results for: ALL the search terms you type in the exact phrase you type in at least one of the words you type in or none of the words you type in sites written in a certain
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You can do a lot more with Google search than just typing in search terms. Go to Google to Advanced Search to bring up results for:

  • ALL the search terms you type in
  • the exact phrase you type in
  • at least one of the words you type in or none of the words you type in
  • sites written in a certain language
  • files in a specific format i.e. .ppt or .doc
  • sites updated within a certain period of time
  • numbers within a certain range
  • a certain domain, or Website
  • sites that do not contain "adult" material

There is so much in here that actually I was confused. So I did a little searching for guides on searching, and I found a great one, Google Guide. Besides offering an online interactive tutorial, it also lets the user download a Quick Cheat Sheet as a PDF file. Here's a few of the tips from that Cheat Sheet.

link: Find linked pages, i.e., show pages that point to the URL link:warriorlibrarian.com (Find pages that link to Warrior Librarian's website.)

define: Define words, phrases, and acronyms from the Web. define:kerning (Find definitions for kerning from the Web.)

related: List web pages that are similar or related to the URL related:www.healthfinder.gov

If you are looking for theaters and times for a particular film, just type in movies:zipcode. I just did a search and now can see not only the movie theater times but trailers and reviews.

You can also do a search for the weather in an area.To check the weather in Los Angeles, I typed in weather:los angeles.

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