Google Search Tips to Fuel Your Research

Everyone knows that Google is the best search engine, but did you know there are built-in tricks to specify your search to get the results you want? You probably already know you can type in an address into the search bar to get a map or  type in your zipcode and weather to see the forecast, but there are even more amazing things you can do with Google! You can even type a math equation directly into the search bar to get the solution. Check out more of these Google Search Tips to take your “googling” to the next level:

Google Search Tip #1:

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Example: “Tax Deadlines 2017”

Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase or set of words.

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Google Search Tip #2:

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Example: Pina Colada -song

Use a dash to exclude a word from your search.

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Google Search Tip #3:

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Example: Best Christmas Gifts $30..$50

Use two periods to express a range in numbers, like a date, price or measurement.

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Google Search Tip #4:

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Example: Election 2016 Op-Ed site:nytimes.com

Use the site name to search within a specific website.

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Google Search Tip #5:

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Example: Mark Twain ~author

Use a tilde to search for a term and it’s synonyms.

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Google Search Tip #6:

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Example: 000011112222

Type your UPS, FedEx, or USPS tracking number into the search box to show the status of your shipment!

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Google Search Tip #7:

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Example: Cute Kittens Link:Buzzfeed

Use a link search to search for sites that link to  a specific website.

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Check out even more awesome advice at Google’s Tips & Tricks Page!

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