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					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
          "I have a dream"           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
          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
                        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
                        pages that point to the URL.       (Find pages that link to Warrior Librarian's website.)

          Specialized Information Queries
                                                                           book Ender's Game
                                  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:                 phrases, and acronyms from the
                                                                           (Find definitions for kerning from the 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
                                  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.)

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Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat ...

          Alternative Query Types
Description: Quick reference guide to optimize Google Searches.
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