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Basic Examples Finds Pages Containing...
biking Italy the words biking and Italy
recycle steel OR iron information on recycling steel or recycling iron
"I have a dream" the exact phrase I have a dream
salsa –dance the word salsa but NOT the word dance
Louis +I France information about Louis the First (I), weeding out other kings of France
castle ~glossary glossaries about castles, as well as dictonaries, lists of terms, terminology, etc.
fortune-telling all forms of the term, whether spelled as a single word, a phrase, or hyphenated
define:imbroglio definitions of the word imbroglio from the Web
Calculator Meaning Type Into Search Box
+ – * / basic arithmetic 12 + 34 - 56 * 7 / 8
% of percentage of 45% of 39
^ or ** raise to a power 2^5 or 2**5
old units in new units convert units 300 Euros in USD, 130 lbs in kg, or 31 in hex
Restrict
Search
Meaning
What to Type Into Search Box
(& Description of Results)
city1 city2 Book flights.
sfo bos
(Book flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS).)
site:
Search only one website or
domain.
Halloween site:www.census.gov
(Search for information on Halloween gathered by the US Census Bureau.)
[#]. .[#]
Search within a range of
numbers.
Dave Barry pirate 2002..2006
(Search for Dave Barry articles mentioning pirates written in these years.)
filetype:
(or ext:)
Find documents of the
specified type.
Form 1098-T IRS filetype:pdf
(Find the US tax form 1098-T in PDF format.)
link:
Find linked pages, i.e., show
pages that point to the URL.
(Find pages that link to Warrior Librarian's website.)
Specialized Information Queries
book
(or books)
Search full-text of books.
book Ender's Game
(Show book-related information.
Note: No colon needed after book.)
define, what is,
what are
Show a definition for a word or
phrase.
define monopsony, what is podcast
(Show a definition for the words monopsony and podcast.
Note: No colon after define, what is, or what are.)
define:
Provide definitions for words,
phrases, and acronyms from the
Web.
define:kerning
(Find definitions for kerning from the Web.)
phonebook: Show all phonebook listings.
phonebook: Disney CA
(Search for Disney's phone numbers in California - CA.)
rphonebook: Show residential phonebook listings.
rphonebook: bill jones NY
(Search for the phone number of every Bill Jones in New
York State - NY.)
movie: Find reviews and showtimes.
movie: traffic
(Search for information about this movie, including reviews,
showtimes, etc.)
stocks:
Given ticker symbols, show stock
information
stocks: goog
(Find Google's current stock price.)
weather
Given a location (US zip code or
city), show the weather
weather Seattle WA, weather 81612
(Show the current weather and forecast.
Note: No colon after weather.)
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Alternative Query Types
cache:
Display Google's cached
version of a web page.
(Show Google's cached version of the US Internal Revenue Service home page.)
info:
(or id:)
Find info about a page.
(Find information about The Onion website.)
related:
List web pages that are
similar or related to the
URL.
(Find websites related to the Healthfinder website.)
Restrict Search to Sites Where Query Words Appear
allinanchor:
All query words must appear
in anchor text of links to the
page.
allinanchor:useful parenting sites
(Search for pages that are called useful parenting sites by others.)
inanchor:
Terms must appear in
anchor text of links to the
page.
restaurants Portland inanchor:kid-friendly
(Search for pages on Portland restaurants for which links to the page
say they are "kid friendly.")
allintext:
All query words must appear
the in text of the page.
allintext:ingredients cilantro chicken lime
(Search for recipes with these three ingredients.)
intext:
The terms must appear in
the text of the page.
Dan Shugar intext:Powerlight
(Find pages mentioning Dan Shugar where his company, Powerlight, is
included in the text of the page, i.e., less likely to be from the corporate
website.)
allintitle:
All query words must appear
in the title of the page.
allintitle: Google Advanced Operators
(Search for pages with titles containing "Google," "Advanced,", and
"Operators".)
intitle:
The terms must appear in
the title of the page.
movies comedy intitle:top ten
(Search for pages with the words movie and comedy that include top
ten in the title of the page.)
allinurl: All query words must appear
in the URL.
allinurl:pez faq
(Search for pages containing the words pez & faq in the URL.)
inurl:
The terms must appear in
the URL of the page.
pharmaceutical inurl:investor
(Search for pages in which the URL contains the word investor.)
Restrict Search to Google Groups
author:
Find Groups messages from the specified
author.
flying author:Hamish author:Reid
(Search for Hamish Reid's articles on flying.)
group:
Find Groups messages from the specified
newsgroup.
ivan doig group:rec.arts.books
(Search for postings about Ivan Doig in the group
rec.arts.books.)
insubject:
Find Groups messages containing crazy quilts
in the subject.
insubject:"crazy quilts"
(Find articles containing crazy quilts in the subject
line.)
Restrict Search to Google News
location:
Find News articles from sources located in the
specified location.
queen location:uk
(Find British news articles on the Queen.)
source: Find News articles from specified sources.
peace source:ha_aretz
(Show articles on peace from the Israeli newspaper
Ha'aretz.)
Restrict Search to Froogle
store: Find Froogle products from the specified store.
jeans store:gap
(Find Gap jeans.)
About This Cheat Sheet
For more tips, tricks, & examples, visit www.GoogleGuide.com.
By Nancy Blachman, Tasha Bergson-Michelson, & Jerry Peek who don't work for Google.
Thank you Matt Vance for the idea of creating a Google Guide cheat sheet

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