Advanced Search Queries
- Phrase Search ("")
By putting double quotes around a set of words, you will get the exact words in that exact order without any change. E.g: "contemporary fiction"
- Terms you want to exclude (-)
Attaching a minus sign immediately before a word indicates that you do not want pages that contain this word to appear in your results. E.g: contemporary fiction -watten -dalkey -joshua
- Fill in the blanks (*)
If you include *, or wildcard, within a query, it will try to treat the star as a placeholder for any unknown term(s) and then find the best matches. E.g: contemporary *
- Search exactly as is (+)
By attaching a + immediately before a word (remember, don't add a space after the +), you are telling Google to match that word precisely as you typed it. E.g: +killmansegga
- The OR operator
If you want to specifically allow either one of several words, you can use the OR operator (note that you have to type 'OR' in ALL CAPS).
E.g: zukofsky 1973 OR 1978