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Streamline Your Search with Google Advanced Features

We've all come to rely on Google when we're looking for information on the web. But did you know that Google has some nifty advanced features to help narrow your search and filter out what you don’t need?


By default, Google returns results containing all of the search terms you enter. But to streamline the search, you can type:

  • "Russell Conwell" (note the quotes) to find both words together
  • Russell OR Conwell (an uppercase OR) to find Russell or Conwell
  • Conwell -Russell (note the minus sign) to find references to Conwell that do not include Russell
  • bikes $300..$500 (note the .. between the numbers) to find bikes in a particular price range

Take advantage of these tips and more. After you enter and search for a topic on the Google site, click the gear icon (Description: Google Gear Icon) on the right and select Advanced Search. Your options then include narrowing your search term(s) by various criteria such as language, last update, region, site/domain, or file type. If that’s not enough, see the Google Guide Cheat Sheet for additional search tips.


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