Search Engines and Directories

RECOMMENDED SEARCH ENGINES
Full text of billions of web pages. All have AND default & accept " " to make phrases.
Google
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Google Advanced Search
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For Boolean OR, capitalize OR, no ( )
  • Example: nuclear OR atomic
Use * as wildcard for unspecified words in phrase searches
  • Example: Ford ** Company
Quotes or + before words searches common or stop words
  • Example: "to be or not to be" +bears
Use - to remove words from search results
  • Example: chocolate -coookies


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