addition to a help screen with searching tips, many search engines
offer a page with advanced searching options. The Advanced Searching
option allows users to take full advantage of the capabilities
that a search engine affords. The advanced search option in Google
(and some other search engines) allows users to do Boolean, Phrase,
and Field searching. For example, someone looking for information
Los Angeles Bruins can
ask that a search include all these
words and can enter Boston
in the box labeled without
the words to
eliminate sites about the Boston
In addition, users can do the equivalent of
field searching by typing in a keyword(s) and in the box next to Occurrences specifying
that the search terms appear in the site's title, text, or URL or
in links to the page.
users can further limit a search by language,
format, date, and domain.
example, type McGill
University in the first
box and ca in
the Domain box
to get Canadian sites on McGill University
. Boolean Searching AND and OR.
Phrase Searching/Capitalization .
Field Searching . Domain Restriction
. Advanced Searching