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Google: Google Searching

This guide includes tips for advanced Google searching and using Google tools.


A Myriad of Tips

To find out what myriad means Google it like this define:myriad

Using Google Efficiently

Google Commands

Search Service Search Operators
Web Search allinanchor:, allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, cache:, define:, filetype:, id:, inanchor:, info:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:, link:, phonebook:, related:, site:
Image Search allintitle:, allinurl:, filetype:, inurl:, intitle:, site:
Groups allintext:, allintitle:, author:, group:, insubject:, intext:, intitle:
Directory allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, ext:, filetype:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:
News allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:, location:, source:
Product Search allintext:, allintitle:


Test Your Google Search Skills

QR Code

Scan the URL of this guide into your smartphone.


(You must have a smartphone with a camera and already downloaded a QR/Bar Code reader app.)

Usage Rights Search

Take advantage of the Google usage rights filters on the Advanced Search and Advanced Image Search pages to find web content (such as text, videos, or images) you can reuse, share, or modify.

Permission To Use

This guide includes content adapted with permission from Robin Kear and David Kupas, Librarians, University of Pittsburgh.