Google Search Tips

 

1.      "xyz" = inclusion
Example: "george bush"

 

2.      +: addition
Example: vacation+London

 

3.      OR: additive branching
Example: vacation+london OR paris

 

4.      - :  negation
Example: Bass –fish

 

5.      … : number range
Example: DVD Player $50…100

 

6.      ~ = synonyms
Example: ~food ~facts

7.      site: domain
Example: site:www.worcester.edu admissions

8.      Date: criteria
Example: 2004:network security

9.      Define: word
Example: Define: republican

10.  Telephone number
Example: 508-929-8000

11.  Addresses
Example: Smith 12345

 

 

Specialized Search Engines

o        http://www.searchability.com/

o        http://webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/specialized.html

o        http://searchenginewatch.com/links/article.php/2156351

 

 

Usenet

o        Introduction to Google Newsgroups

o        Newsgroup prefixes

o        Newsgroup listings

o        Searching newsgroups