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The Key to Keywords


The Hunt Is On ... Net 1.0

It's not what you know, but knowing how to find the information you need that is most important when searching online. Use your online skills to help find the answers to the following 10 question - but you'd better hurry because time runs out in exactly 5 minutes!


Searching the Web - Keywords & Phrases

  • Internet Search by BrainPop
    Learn how to create keywords and phrases that will help you get to the Web pages that matter most.
  • Search Shark
    The Internet is deep and filled with treasure, but searching can be tricky without the right keywords. Can you find what you're looking for?

How To Search - Tips & Tricks


Use “quotation marks”. Using quotes around a set of words will direct Google to search for those exact words, in that exact order.


Add a plus sign. Adding a plus sign before any word indicates that those words must appear in your search results. For example, “Julius Caesar” assassination + Brutus will give you results that only include information about Brutus.


Use OR. You can use OR (all caps) to include either of two search words. For example, soup recipe tofu OR fish should return recipes for soup that contain tofu or fish (or both). You could also search for soup recipe tofu OR fish OR chicken OR beef.


Add a minus sign. Adding a minus sign immediately before any word (no space in between!) indicates that you don't want those words to appear in your search results. For example, "Saturn -cars" will give you information about the planet, not the automobile.


Use NOT. In many search engines the word NOT (in all caps) is used, as in macaroni NOT cheese.


Boolean Search Tutorial

Click the image below to start the tutorial -



Boolean Search Simplified


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