Make the most of your Google University search with these tips!
Important stuff to remember
- Google looks for phrases, then adjacencies, then weights
- Google's boolean default is AND
- Three ways to do an OR search.
1. Type OR between your keywords ("OR" should always be in call caps)
2. Put your OR statements in parentheses
3. Use the | ("pipe") character in place of the word OR
- Google is NOT case sensitive
- Google has a hard limit of 10 keywords
- Google ignores stop words
a, about, an, and, are, as, at, be , by, from, how, I, in, is, it, of, on, or, that, the, this, to, we, what, when, where, which, with
- You can force Google to search for a stop word by placing a + in front of it
pirates +of +the carribean
- Google does support whole-word wildcards (*)
- The order of your keywords matters
pirates - inurl:disney
You use site:inconjunction with another search term or phrase. pirates site:disney.com
You can also use site: to exclude sites.
pirates - site:disney.com
You can use site: to exclude or include entire domains
pirates - site:domain
pirates - inanchor:"disney.com"
pirates +intext:"walt disney"
pirates +intitle:"walt disney"
Alternate Query Types
Other Information Needs
phonebook: (714) 956-6425
stocks: symbol1 symbol2
stocks aapl intc msft macr