To enter a query into Google, just type in a few
descriptive words and hit the 'enter' key (or click on the Search
button) for a list of relevant web pages.
- "AND" Queries
By default, Google only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include "AND" between terms. Keep in mind that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results. To restrict a search further, just include more terms.
- "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.
- Minus "-" Searches
You can exclude a word from your search by putting a minus sign ("-") immediately in front of the term you want to avoid. (Be sure to include a space before the minus sign.)
- Phrase Searches
Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes ("like this") will appear together in all results exactly as you have entered them. Phrase searches are especially useful when searching for proper names.