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Google Tips & Tricks

This is a guide to tips and tricks to get the most out of Google.



collage of Google Doodles
Collage of Google Doodles, Created by A. Izenstark


Google is more than the fun doodles and single search box we see on the main page - it offers much more under that top layer. This guide is an introduction to some of those advanced features, and can help you discover tips and tricks you can use in your own research.

Please keep in mind that Google customizes search results based on your previous searches, changes its interface, and also tweaks its search algorithms and search commands periodically. If you try something and it doesn't work as intended, please consult Google's help pages for the most up-to-date information.

Official Google Search Tips: Basic and Advanced

Unofficial Search Tips

Real Life Search Examples

Below are two real-life examples where using Google Advanced Search techniques helped researchers find the information they were interested in.

Additional Search Techniques

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