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


Google Web Search

A Myriad of Tips

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This research guide was created with the assistance of Josefine Cresswell, MLIS Intern, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 2010-11.

What is Google?

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

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.