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Google Advanced Search & Google Shortcuts: How to use it

Take advantage of Google's Advanced Search which will focus your search precisely on the subject, sources, date, and format of the information you're seeking.

Searching Google Using Synonyms

Our language is rich in synonyms. Sometimes this can be very convenient when doing research online.  If you need to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the ~ symbol to your search.  For example, if you search for the term healthy ~food you’ll get results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options.


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