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Research on the Internet: Google Search Commands

By Daniel Ángel, Project Manager

I don’t know if you do the same, but I visit Google each and every day, either its English version or the Spanish one, on my PC and my portable devices. I cannot stay away of it: if I don’t know how to do something, I fall under its spell and end up searching for tutorials to feed my curiosity. That’s right, folks, I’m suffering from googlelitis or whatever it is called…

The operation of a search engine like this is quite easy: type what you’re looking for + Enter. I’m pretty sure most of Internet users only use this search pattern almost all the time. However, what clearly differentiates Google to be a really useful search engine is its capacity to define searches and focus on individual features. To deal with it we should use the so called boolean operators or search commands.

Boolean operators are marks we can add to our searches on Google in order to communicate the searching engine the restriction we would like to set to the term or terms being researched. These features are really helpful when making researches on the Internet, as they approach us in a quicker and more precise manner to the information source that we will eventually use as reference for our translation. Among those that could help us as translators we can find the following:

The operators shown below should be typed in the following order: operator+colon+term to be searched. Remember not leaving any blank space between these three items.

These are just a few really useful tricks to make searches on Google that would allow us to carry our research task out in a quicker and more reliable way. I’m pretty sure this topic about making researches on the Internet could be further extended with more tricks and suggestions. Let me finish this post with some references (in Spanish) I used for this article. I’m pretty sure they will be of your interest:

I hope it will be of great help for you, see you soon!

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