Put quotes around two or more words to search for that exact phrase:
"to be or not to be"
To search only .edu websites
To search only .gov websites
To search only a particular website - ex. National Institutes of Health
Must start typing in the Google search box in order for gear to appear on right.
To remove unwanted results from search:
Use minus -
To search chocolate, but not Chocolate Thunder (Darryl Dawkins)
To search salsa, but not salsa dancing
To search Bono (U2), but not actor/Congressman Sonny Bono or pro bono
bono -sonny -pro
NO SPACE between minus sign and unwanted word
Use OR to search synonyms of the same idea
"global warming" OR "climate change"
chocolate and health OR benefits OR flavonoids
chocolate health OR benefits OR flavonoids
Many words have multiple variations and how to do you pick the correct one? To solve this problem, you can have Google search all variations from the root word by using an asterisk *. For example, if you were searching for information on France's economy, you could search France econom*
The econom* will find results with all forms of the word: