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  • 1. (A printable PDF version is available.)Basic ExamplesThis Search Finds Pages Containing...biking Italy the words biking and Italyrecycle steel OR iron information on recycling steel or recycling iron"I have a dream" the exact phrase I have a dreamsalsa –dance the word salsa but NOT the word danceLouis "I" France information about Louis the First (I), weeding out other kings of Francecastle ~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 hyphenateddefine:imbroglio definitions of the word imbroglio from the WebCalculatorOperators Meaning Type Into Search Box (& Results)+–*/ basic arithmetic 12 + 34 - 56 * 7 / 8% of percentage of 45% of 39^ or ** raise to a power 2^5 or 2**5old units in new units convert units 300 Euros in USD, 130 lbs in kg, or 31 in hexRestrict SearchOperators Meaning Type Into Search Box (& Results)city1 sfo bos Book flights.city2 (Book flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS).) Search only one website or Halloween site:www.census.govsite: 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:warriorlibrarian.comlink: pages that point to the URL. (Find pages that link to Warrior Librarians website.)Specialized Information QueriesOperators Meaning Type Into Search Box (& Results) book Enders Gamebook Search full-text of books. (Show book-related information.(or books) Note: No colon needed after book.) define monopsony, what is podcastdefine, what Show a definition for a word or phrase. (Show a definition for the words monopsony and podcast.is, what are Note: No colon after define, what is, or what are.) Provide definitions for words, phrases, define:kerningdefine: and acronyms from the Web. (Find definitions for kerning from the Web.) movie: trafficmovie: Find reviews and showtimes. (Search for information about this movie, including reviews, showtimes, etc.) Given ticker symbols, show stock stocks: googstocks: information (Find Googles current stock price.) weather Seattle WA, weather 81612 Given a location (US zip code or city),weather (Show the current weather and forecast. show the weather Note: No colon after weather.)Alternative Query TypesOperators Meaning Type Into Search Box (& Results) cache:www.irs.gov
  • 2. cache: Display Googles cached (Show Googles cached version of the US Internal Revenue Service home page.) version of a web page.info: info:www.theonion.com Find info about a page.(or id:) (Find information about The Onion website.) List web pages that are related:www.healthfinder.govrelated: similar or related to the (Find websites related to the Healthfinder website.) URL.Restrict Search to Sites where Query Words AppearOperators Meaning Type Into Search Box (& Results) All query words must appear allinanchor:useful parenting sitesallinanchor: in anchor text of links to the (Search for pages that are called useful parenting sites by others.) page. restaurants Portland inanchor:kid-friendly Terms must appear in anchorinanchor: (Search for pages on Portland restaurants for which links to the page say text of links to the page. they are "kid friendly.") All query words must appear allintext:ingredients cilantro chicken limeallintext: in the 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, isintext: 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 appearallintitle: (Search for pages with titles containing "Google," "Advanced,", and in the title of the page. "Operators".) movies comedy intitle:top ten The terms must appear in theintitle: (Search for pages with the words movie and comedy that include top title of the page. ten in the title of the page.) All query words must appear allinurl:pez faqallinurl: in the URL. (Search for pages containing the words pez & faq in the URL.) The terms must appear in the pharmaceutical inurl:investorinurl: URL of the page. (Search for pages in which the URL contains the word investor.)Restrict Search to Google GroupsOperators Meaning Type Into Search Box (& Results) flying author:Hamish author:Reidauthor: Find Groups messages from the specified author. (Search for Hamish Reids articles on flying.) ivan doig group:rec.arts.books Find Groups messages from the specifiedgroup: (Search for postings about Ivan Doig in the group newsgroup. rec.arts.books.) insubject:"crazy quilts" Find Groups messages containing crazy quilts ininsubject: (Find articles containing crazy quilts in the subject the subject. line.)Restrict Search to Google NewsOperators Meaning Type Into Search Box (& Results) Find News articles from sources located in the queen location:uklocation: specified location. (Find British news articles on the Queen.) peace source:ha_aretzsource: Find News articles from specified sources. (Show articles on peace from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.)About This Cheat Sheet For more tips, tricks, & examples, visit www.GoogleGuide.com. By Nancy Blachman & Jerry Peek who dont work for Google & Tasha Bergson-Michelson. Thank you Matt Vance for the idea of creating a Google Guide cheat sheet.This page was last modified on Sunday February 26, 2012