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Be a Google Search Genius!

February 3, 2014

Sure you know how to type in a few keywords in Google to find what you’re looking for, but the tricks below will turn you into a Google Searching Genius!

These simple tools can help you find more precise results, faster!  If only Google were around back in the days when we were learning the Dewey Decimal System and using the library card catalog to refine our searches.

quotation marks
“Twas the night before Christmas”

Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words.  This is useful for searching quotes and song lyrics.

dashes
grill –charcoal

Put a dash before a word that you want to exclude in your search

tilde
Thanksgiving ~desserts

Use a tilde before a term to include results with its synonyms.

two Periods
Songs 1980..1990

Use two periods between two numbers to express a range of things like dates, measurements & prices.

Happy Googling!