Google search tips

I use Google ( as my primary search engine when searching information on the internet. Below is some of the technices that I use to make good searches:

To filter the result to just show links with the specific filetype. Google handles many filetypes including PDF, Microsoft Office, Lotus 1-2-3 and others.
To display indexed content for a specific site use the site function. You can even specify a subfolder using this (

"phrase to search for"
To search for a phrase put the text with quotation marks.

To search for synonyms use the ~ before the search word.

To find an explanation to a word definition the define function can be used.