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Operator Description Examples
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Exact phrase search

  • Search for words in the order as typed.
  • Type double quotes at the beginning and end of the phrase.

"chemical engineering"

"10 smoots"

"futuristic world of science fiction"

"As you like it"

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Include word(s) in the results

  • Type a plus sign before the word or phrase to include.
  • A space must be placed before the plus sign but not after it.
  • Use this operator to include stop words in the results.
    • earthquake +LA California  

"exciton transfer" +temperature

turbine +"Pelton wheel"

Picasso +Guernica

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Exclude word(s) in the results

  • Type a minus sign before the word or phrase to exclude.
  • A space must be placed before the minus sign but not after it.

 

"Michelle Obama" -Barack -president

violin music +sonata -concerto

Gehry -Stata

football -soccer -rugby

site:

Restrict search to a particular domain or website

  • Search top level domains such as .edu, .org, .com, .gov, .net

Find volunteer opportunities in Missouri at non-profit companies.

volunteering Missouri site:.org

Find information from Northwest.

site:nwmissouri.edu

Find information about _____ at Northwest

"_____________" site:nwmissouri.edu

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