When you’re having trouble finding the information you’re looking for, you can sometimes get better results by implementing more advanced search techniques. This video explain how to use google’s advanced search features to search for specific words and phrases, and how to further refine your results by excluding certain words from your results, or limiting your search to particular web sites.
- [Voiceover] When you're having trouble finding…the information you're looking for,…you can sometimes get better results by implementing…more advanced search techniques.…Now, some search engines let you use…what are referred to as Boolean search terms.…Basically, they allow you to perform a search,…but to exclude certain results…or to search only for specific results.…Depending on the search engine,…Boolean searching can involve using words like…and, or, and not within your searches,…or in the case of Google, using special characters…like plus, minus, tilde, and the like.…But, instead of having to remember…how to use those terms and special characters,…it's much easier to go to Google.com…and use the advanced search feature.…
Google likes to keep their main page as simple as possible,…as you can here, so, to get to the advanced search,…click Settings at the bottom of the screen…and then choose Advanced Search.…Alternately, you can go to Google.com/advanced_search.…If you end up using Advanced Search a lot,…you may want to bookmark this page.…
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