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Add the word OR
This command will help you search for pages that have one word or the other.
Example: war OR revolution
Add quotation marks
Using quotes around the phrases you are searching for will help you find results that are exact match results, rather than the broad results you will get with standard search.
Example: "Elizabeth Blackwell"
Add a minus sign
This command will help you exclude words that you don’t want to appear in the search results.
Example: Ulysses S. Grant -president
Add a 
tilde
This command looks up the word and its synonyms
Example: ~war
Add a plus sign
You can use a plus sign to add words that you want to be included in the search results.
Example: Civil War +photography
Add 
site:
If you are in need of more specific results that are catered to a single website, this command will help you bring those results up.
Example: site:history.com "Jackson McCurtain"
Add 
define:
This command finds the definitions of a word
Example: define:confederacy
Add 
daterange:
This command will help you search within a given date and time range, but be aware that dates must be entered in the tricky Julian format.
Example: Clara Barton daterange:186104-186504
Add
related:
Use this command If you’re in a situation where you need any results that have more than one website with similar content to a site you are familiar with
Example: related:www.history.com
Add 
filetype:
This command lets you search for a certain filetype.
Example: Abraham Lincoln filetype:pdf
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site:.
This command 
searches only within a given domain
Example: "Jennie Hodgers" site:.edu
Add
allintitle:
This command searches only for sites with the given word(s) in the page title.
Example: allintitle:civil war president