1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase?
- Put quotation marks around the desired word or phrase
2. How would you search for something on a specific site?
- Include “site:” and your desired website in your search, e.g. “eid100” site:ryerson.ca
3. How would you correctly search for a definition?
- Include “define:” before your search word, e.g. define: example
4. How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?
- Search for your product and include a string “..” between the desired amounts, e.g. iPhone 6 $600..$800
5. How would you search for a specific filetype?
- Add “filetype:” and the 3-letter file abbreviation for your desired file to your search, e.g. eid100 filetype:pdf
6. How would you include or ignore words in your search?
- To include important words, put quotation marks around them, e.g. “organic” bananas
- To ignore words use the minus sign (–), e.g. -organic bananas
7. How would you find sites/pages similar to an existing one?
- Include “related:” before the site, e.g. related:ryerson.ca
8. How would you confirm the exact form of a quote even if you were missing some of the words?
- Indicate missing words in the quotation with an asterisk (*)
9. How would you search for pages containing two connected words?
- Use a hyphen (–) to connect the two words
10. How would you search for social media content containing a specific tag?
- Include a hashtag (#) before the specific tag in your search, e.g. #eid100