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Go beyond ordinary searching with these handy googling tips:

virus –computer

Find out more about a search term, while eliminating particular results. Example: Search for more on all viruses, except the computer kind.


When a precise word is essential, put a “+” in front of it. For example: Search only for the word “shredder,” and not the plural or synonyms.

~auto loan          
Find loan info for both the word “auto” and its synonyms (e.g., truck, car, etc.).

define: computer

Begin a query with “define:” to view definitions from the web.

Italian food 02138

Enter a business category and a ZIP code. Google returns results, reviews and a map.

time Boise

Find the time by entering “time” and the city’s name.

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