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Google Searching Part 2

Google Searching (Part 2)

Search By Category
The Google Web Directory (located at <> is a good place to start if you're not exactly sure which search keywords to use. For example,
searching for [ Saturn ] within the Science > Astronomy category of the
Google Web Directory returns only pages about the planet Saturn, while
searching for [ Saturn ] within the Automotive category returns only pages
about Saturn cars. Searching within a category of interest allows you to
quickly narrow in on only the most relevant pages to you.

"OR" Searches
Google supports the logical "OR" operator. To retrieve pages that include
either word A or word B, use an uppercase OR between terms.

For example, to search for a vacation in either London, panama city or
newark, type:  vacation london OR "panama city" OR newark  (NOTE: The "OR"
must be all caps)

Advanced Search Made Easy
Most of the options listed on this page can be entered directly into the
Google search box or selected from Google's
<>Advanced Search page.

         Other Advanced Search Features
    * Language: specify which language you would like your results returned
    * Date: restrict your results to the past three, six, or twelve months.
    * Occurrences: specify where your search terms occur on the page -
anywhere on the page, in the title, or in the url.
    * Domains: search only a specific website or exclude that site
completely from your search.
    * SafeSearch: Google's SafeSearch screens for sites that contain a
particular type of information (such as adult sites) and eliminates them
from search results.

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