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Google Help : Cheat Sheet

Here's a quick list of some of our most popular tools to help refine and improve your search. For additional help with Google Web Search or any other Google product, you can visit our main Google Help page.
OPERATOR EXAMPLE

FINDS PAGES CONTAINING...
vacation hawaii

the words vacation and Hawaii .
Maui
ORHawaii

either the word Maui or the word Hawaii
"To each his own
"

the exact phrase to each his own
virus
computer

the word virus but NOT the word computer
+sock

Only the word sock, and not the plural or any tenses or synonyms
~auto loan

loan info for both the word auto and its synonyms: truck, car, etc.
define:computer

definitions of the word computer from around the Web.
red
*blue

the words red and blue separated by one or more words.
I'm Feeling Lucky

Takes you directly to first web page returned for your query.
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CALCULATOR OPERATORS

MEANING

TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX
+

addition

45 + 39
-

subtraction

45 – 39
*

multiplication

45 * 39
/

division

45 / 39
% of

percentage of

45% of 39
^

raise to a power

2^5
(2 to the 5th power)
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ADVANCED OPERATORS

MEANING

WHAT TO TYPE INTO SEARCH BOX (& DESCRIPTION OF RESULTS)
site:

Search only one website

admission site:www.stanford.edu
(Search Stanford Univ. site for admissions info.)
[#][#]

Search within a
range of numbers

DVD player $100..150
(Search for DVD players between $100 and $150)
link:

linked pages

link:www.stanford.edu
(Find pages that link to the Stanford University website.)
info:

Info about a page

info:www.stanford.edu
(Find information about the Stanford University website.)
related:

Related pages

related:www.stanford.edu
(Find websites related to the Stanford University website.)

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