Google Search Help

 

Here are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your Google searches!

 

1. Use Quotes for an exact match " "

Put a word or phrase inside quotes and Google will search for those exact words in that order.

2. Use a Hyphen to exclude words -

Using a hyphen tells Google to exclude that specific word from the search. Ex: mustang -cars

*A + does the opposite and forces Google to include that word in the search. 

3. Use a Colon to search specific sites :

Use a colon to search within a specific site. Ex: the commons site:mpsaz.org/rmhs

* You can also use a colon to find similar sites to those you already use. Ex: related:mpsaz.org/rmhs

4. Use an Asterisk if you can't think of the word *

Put an asterisk in place of a word or phrase you can't think of and Google will try to figure it out for you.

5. Use Google as a dictionary

Put define and the word you want to lookup and Google will give you the definition.

6. Search Images using an Image

Go to https://www.google.com/imghp and select the camera icon to upload an image or URL to search.

 

 

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