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  • 1. Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat ... Basic Examples Finds Pages Containing... biking Italy the words biking and Italy recycle steel OR iron information on recycling steel or recycling iron quot;I have a dreamquot; 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 What to Type Into Search Box Meaning Search (& Description of Results) sfo bos city1 city2 Book flights. (Book flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS).) Search only one website or Halloween site: domain. (Search for information on Halloween gathered by the US Census Bureau.) Search within a range of Dave Barry pirate 2002..2006 [#]. .[#] numbers. (Search for Dave Barry articles mentioning pirates written in these years.) filetype: Find documents of the Form 1098-T IRS filetype:pdf (or ext:) specified type. (Find the US tax form 1098-T in PDF format.) Find linked pages, i.e., show link: pages that point to the URL. (Find pages that link to Warrior Librarian's website.) Specialized Information Queries book Ender's Game book Search full-text of books. (Show book-related information. (or books) Note: No colon needed after book.) define monopsony, what is podcast define, what is, Show a definition for a word or (Show a definition for the words monopsony and podcast. what are phrase. Note: No colon after define, what is, or what are.) Provide definitions for words, define:kerning define: phrases, and acronyms from the (Find definitions for kerning from the Web.) Web. phonebook: Disney CA phonebook: Show all phonebook listings. (Search for Disney's phone numbers in California - CA.) rphonebook: bill jones NY rphonebook: Show residential phonebook listings. (Search for the phone number of every Bill Jones in New York State - NY.) movie: traffic movie: Find reviews and showtimes. (Search for information about this movie, including reviews, showtimes, etc.) Given ticker symbols, show stock stocks: goog stocks: information (Find Google's current stock price.) weather Seattle WA, weather 81612 Given a location (US zip code or weather (Show the current weather and forecast. city), show the weather Note: No colon after weather.) 1 of 2 12/23/06 8:57 PM
  • 2. Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat ... Alternative Query Types Display Google's cached cache: version of a web page. (Show Google's cached version of the US Internal Revenue Service home page.) info: Find info about a page. (or id:) (Find information about The Onion website.) List web pages that are related: similar or related to the (Find websites related to the Healthfinder website.) URL. Restrict Search to Sites Where Query Words Appear All query words must appear allinanchor:useful parenting sites allinanchor: in anchor text of links to the (Search for pages that are called useful parenting sites by others.) page. Terms must appear in restaurants Portland inanchor:kid-friendly inanchor: anchor text of links to the (Search for pages on Portland restaurants for which links to the page page. say they are quot;kid friendly.quot;) All query words must appear allintext:ingredients cilantro chicken lime allintext: the in text of the page. (Search for recipes with these three ingredients.) Dan Shugar intext:Powerlight The terms must appear in (Find pages mentioning Dan Shugar where his company, Powerlight, is intext: the text of the page. included in the text of the page, i.e., less likely to be from the corporate website.) allintitle: Google Advanced Operators All query words must appear allintitle: (Search for pages with titles containing quot;Google,quot; quot;Advanced,quot;, and in the title of the page. quot;Operatorsquot;.) movies comedy intitle:top ten The terms must appear in intitle: (Search for pages with the words movie and comedy that include top the title of the page. ten in the title of the page.) All query words must appear allinurl:pez faq allinurl: in the URL. (Search for pages containing the words pez & faq in the URL.) The terms must appear in pharmaceutical inurl:investor inurl: the URL of the page. (Search for pages in which the URL contains the word investor.) Restrict Search to Google Groups Find Groups messages from the specified flying author:Hamish author:Reid author: author. (Search for Hamish Reid's articles on flying.) ivan doig group:rec.arts.books Find Groups messages from the specified group: (Search for postings about Ivan Doig in the group newsgroup. rec.arts.books.) insubject:quot;crazy quiltsquot; Find Groups messages containing crazy quilts insubject: (Find articles containing crazy quilts in the subject in the subject. line.) Restrict Search to Google News Find News articles from sources located in the queen location:uk location: specified location. (Find British news articles on the Queen.) peace source:ha_aretz source: Find News articles from specified sources. (Show articles on peace from the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz.) Restrict Search to Froogle jeans store:gap store: Find Froogle products from the specified store. (Find Gap jeans.) About This Cheat Sheet For more tips, tricks, & examples, visit 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. 2 of 2 12/23/06 8:57 PM