Operator

Description

Example

 

use a keyword or idea, be specific

“Bill of Rights”

 

use a phrase, question, or string of ideas.

“First Amendment”

 

use capitals only for proper nouns. Avoid plurals.

Consitution

AND, +, &

include both words

Constitution AND “Bill of Rights”

OR, |

include either word

“First Amendment” OR “Bill of Rights” AND constitution

NOT, -

exclude this word

“Bill of Rights” NOT Library NOT second AND “First Amendment”

AND NOT, !

all, but this word

“Bill of Rights” AND NOT Library

NEAR, ~

similiar to this word, good for misspellings

NEAR sculpture

*

wildcard, include plurals and close matches

“First Amendment”*

" "

looks for things in quotations

"Bill of Rights"

use lowercase letters

upper case can limit your search

"bill of rights"

title:, t:

to find the word in the title of the page

title: constitution

url:, u:

the word in URL

u: firstamendment