CAPITALIZATION

Google Search

Google searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case.

A U T O M A T I C “A N D ” T E R M P L U S (+) O P E R A T O R "OR " S E A R C H

For example, searches for george washington, George Washington, and gEoRgE wAsHiNgToN will all return the same results.

By default, Google only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include "and" between terms. Keep in mind that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results. To restrict a search further, just include more terms. For example, to plan a vacation to Hawaii, simply type vacation hawaii.

Google ignores common words and characters such as where, the, how, and other digits and letters that slow down your search without improving the results. If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can make sure we pay attention to it by putting a "+" sign in front of it. (Be sure to include a space before the "+" sign.) Star Wars Episode +I

To find pages that include either of two search terms, add an uppercase OR between the terms. For example, here's how to search for a vacation in either London or Paris:

NEGATIVE TERMS

Vacation London OR Paris

If your search term has more than one meaning (bass, for example, could refer to fishing or music) you can focus your search by putting a minus sign ("-") in front of words related to the meaning you want to avoid. For example, here's how you'd find pages about bass-heavy lakes, but not bass-heavy music: bass –music

SYNONYM SEARCH
~term~term

Google Search

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.

PHRASE SEARCHES

Sometimes you'll only want results that include an exact phrase. In this case, simply put quotation marks around your search terms.

After you've entered your search terms, you might want to try the I'm Feeling Lucky button, which takes you straight to the most relevant website that Google found for your query. You won't see the search results page at all, but if you did, the "I'm Feeling Lucky" site would be listed on top. For example, if you're looking for the Stanford University homepage, just enter Stanford and click I'm Feeling Lucky instead of the Google Search button. Google will take you directly to www.stanford.edu.

“I’ M F E E L I N G L U C K Y ”
“the long and winding road”

DEFINE

Google Search
word

Looks up one definition for the word or term.

The query [define:] will provide a definition of the words you enter after it, gathered from various online sources. The definition will be for the entire phrase entered.

DEFINE:

define

WEATHER TIME
weather time

define:cacophony

city, state or zip code

LOCAL SEARCH
Italian food

city, state or zip code

If you’re looking for a store, restaurant, or other local business you can search for the category of business and the location and we’ll return results right on the page, along with a map, reviews, and contact information.

MOVIE SHOWTIMES
movies

city, state or zip code

To find reviews and showtimes for movies playing near you, type "movies" or the name of a current film into the Google search box. If you've already saved your location on a previous search, the top search result will display showtimes for nearby theaters for the movie you've chosen.

REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING
city, state or zip code housing, home, real estate

To see home listings in a given area type "housing", "home", or "real estate" and the name of a city or a U.S. zip code into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button. Clicking the "Go" button on the results page will display details of individual homes that Google has indexed. city, state or zip code

MAPS

Google Search

Looking for a map? Type in the name or U.S. zip code of a location and the word "map" and we’ll return a map of that location. Clicking on the map will take you to a larger version on Google Maps.

AIRLINE TRAVEL INFO PATENT NUMBERS
patent #

name of city, country or zip code map

To see flight status for arriving and departing U.S. flights, type in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box. You can also see delays at a specific airport by typing in the name of the city or three-letter airport code followed by the word "airport". name of airline flight # name of city or three-letter airport code

airport

To search for U.S. patents, enter the word "patent" followed by the patent number into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button.

FILL IN THE BLANK

Sometimes the best way to ask a question is to get Google to ‘fill in the blank’ by adding an asterisk (*) at the part of the sentence or question that you want finished into the Google search box.

PACKAGE TRACKING
Isaac newton discovered *

You can track packages by typing the tracking number for your UPS, Fedex or USPS package directly into the search box. We’ll return results that include quick links to easily track the status of your shipment.

To see the geographical location for any U.S. telephone area code, just type the three-digit area code into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button. area code

AREA CODE

package number

NUMRANGE SEARCH

Google Search

Feel like a number? Numrange searches for results containing numbers in a given range. Just add two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces, into the search box along with your search terms. You can use Numrange to set ranges for everything from dates (Willie Mays 1950..1960) to weights (5000..10000 kg truck). But be sure to specify a unit of measurement or some other indicator of what the number range represents.

CALCULATOR
Calculation=

DVD player $50..$100

To use the calculator function just type the calculation followed by an equal sign

UNIT CONVERSION
# unit in unit

To use our built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box and we’ll provide your answer directly on the results page. # unit in unit

CURRENCY CONVERSION

DOMAIN SEARCH

Google Search

You can use Google to search only within one specific website by entering the search terms you're looking for, followed by the word "site" and a colon followed by the domain name.

RELATED SEARCH
INFO: LINK:

term site:www.website.com

To search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type "related:" followed by the website address into the Google search box. related:www.website.com

The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that web page. For instance, [info:www.google.com] will show information about the Google homepage. info:www.google.com

The query [link:] will list webpages that have links to the specified webpage. For instance, [link:www.google.com] will list webpages that have links pointing to the Google homepage.

ALLINTITLE: INTITLE:

link:www.google.com

If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the title. For instance, [allintitle: google search] will return only documents that have both "google" and "search" in the title. allintitle:google search

If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the title. For instance, [intitle:google search] will return documents that mention the word "google" in their title, and mention the word "search" anywhere in the document (title or no). Note there can be no space between the "intitle:" and the following word. Putting [intitle:] in front of every word in your query is equivalent to putting [allintitle:] at the front of your query: [intitle:google intitle:search] is the same as [allintitle: google search]. intitle:google intitle:search

ALLINURL:

Google Search

If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the url. For instance, [allinurl: google search] will return only documents that have both "google" and "search" in the url. Note that [allinurl:] works on words, not url components. In particular, it ignores punctuation. Thus, [allinurl: foo/bar] will restrict the results to page with the words "foo" and "bar" in the url, but won't require that they be separated by a slash within that url, that they be adjacent, or that they be in that particular word order. There is currently no way to enforce these constraints.

INURL:

allinurl:google search

If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the url. For instance, [inurl:google search] will return documents that mention the word "google" in their url, and mention the word "search" anywhere in the document (url or no). Note there can be no space between the "inurl:" and the following word. Putting "inurl:" in front of every word in your query is equivalent to putting "allinurl:" at the front of your query: [inurl:google inurl:search] is the same as [allinurl: google search].

IMAGESIZE:

inurl:google inurl:search

To search for wallpapers of a certain size, you can use the image size operator that lets you specify the exact dimensions of the results. You can also use the operator to find other images of a certain size. imagesize:widthxheight term imagesize:640x480 beach Finds wallpapers that are 640x480 in size and related to beaches

SEARCH RESULTS PAGE

Google Search

Google Search
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Google navigation bar Click the link for the Google service you want to use. You can search the web, browse for images, news, maps and videos, and navigate to Gmail and other Google products. Search field To do a search on Google, just type in a few descriptive search terms, then hit Enter on your keyboard or click the Search button. Search button Click this button to submit a search query. You can also submit your query by hitting the Enter key. Advanced search This links to a page on which you can do more precise searches Preferences This links to a page that lets you set your personal search preferences, including your language, the number of results you'd like to see per page, and whether you want your search results screened by our SafeSearch filter to avoid seeing adult material. Search statistics This line describes your search and indicates the total number of results, as well as how long the search took to complete. Top contextual navigation links These dynamic links suggest content types that are most relevant to your search term. You can click any of these links in order to see more results of a particular content type. Integrated results Google's search technology looks across all types of content and ranks the results that are most relevant to your search. Your results may be from multiple content types, including images, news, books, maps and videos. Page title The first line of any search result item is the title of the webpage that we found. If you see a URL instead of a title, then either the page has no title or we haven't yet indexed that page's full content, but its place in our index still tells us that it's a good match for your query. Text below the title This is an excerpt from the results page with your query terms bolded. If we expanded the range of your search using stemming technology, the variations of your search terms that we searched for will also be bolded. URL of result This is the web address of the returned result. Size This number is the size of the text portion of the web page, and gives you some idea of how quickly it might display. Size figure don't appear for sites that are not yet indexed. Cached Clicking this link will show you the contents of the web page when we last indexed it. If for some reason the site link doesn't connect you to the current page, you might still find the information you need in the cached version.

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Google Search
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Similar pages When you select the Similar Pages link for a particular result, Google automatically scouts the Web for pages that are related to this result. Indented result When Google finds multiple results from the same website, the most relevant result is listed first, with other relevant pages from that site indented below it. More results If we find more than two results from the same site, the remaining results can be accessed by clicking the More results from link. Plus Box results Clicking the "plus box" icon reveals additional info about your search result. You'll see this feature for pages related to publicly traded U.S. stocks, local businesses, and Google and YouTube videos. Related search terms Sometimes the best search terms for what you're looking for are related to the ones you actually entered. Click these related search terms to see alternate search results.

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FEATURES: SEARCHWIKI
SEARCHWIKI HOW TO USE S EARCHWIKI
 Click

Google Search

SearchWiki lets you customize your Google Web Search results by ranking, removing, and adding notes to them. You'll see your changes whenever you do the same searches while signed in to your Google Account, or until you decide to undo them. You can also see how other users have tailored any given search results page with their own notes and changes.

Here's how you can rank, remove, add, and comment on search results: Like a certain search result? to move it to the top of the page. This result will appear at the top whenever you do the same next to it so you'll recognize it later. search in the future. We'll add this marker  Don't like a result? Click  to remove it, and it'll remain hidden whenever you do the same search in the future.

Know of a better webpage? Click Add a result at the bottom of any search results page to add a page that you consider relevant to that search. Type the URL in the box, then click Add. When you do this search in the future, you'll see the page you suggested at the top with this marker .

Want to comment on a result? Click to open a text box and type your comment. You'll see it the next time this result appears for any of your searches. Comments are a great way to save and recall any thoughts you had or notes you took about a particular page.

Your rankings and comments are associated with your Google Account, so they affect only your search result rankings. A listing of your changes is visible on your 'SearchWiki notes' page, which is visible only to you.

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