these words" field to include
all of the terms in a search. (This
is the same as Goolge's default single
search field. Do not use “AND” to
connect search terms. Google
is not case sensitive – no
need to capitalize letters. Add quotation
marks around terms to be searched as a phrase)
word or phrase” field
to search multiple terms as one phrase.
Example: give me liberty or give me death.
(It is not necessary to include the quotation
the “Any of these words” field
to incorporate words with similar meaning.
Example, movies films “motion pictures.” (This
is the same as including "OR" between
the “None of these words” field
to exclude terms that are not relevant to your
topic. For example, if you are looking for
information on the Harry Potter books and want
to exclude information about the Harry Potter
movies, add the terms movie, film, etc.
(This is the same as including "NOT" between
search terms. Note that Google uses the "-" symbol
instead of NOT in its default search box. Example:
the “Site or domain” field
to limit your search to a specific internet
domain. Example: .edu for education sites,
government sites, or enter an entire URL to
search within an individual site.
the “Terms appearing” field
to limit your search to terms that appear
in a specific area of a Web site.
Example: “In the title of the page,” “In
the text of the page,” “In the
URL of the page.”
useful search options include date, language,
file type (PDF, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.),
and geographic region. Also
Search Tips for further details.