To perform a simple search, type one or more words in the
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Search returns a list of Web pages from your country that
contain one or more of your words. Search finds singular and
plural forms of words and corrects minor misspellings.
The most relevant pages appear at the top of your results.
Results with a key displayed next to them indicate that
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password or you are given the opportunity to register if you
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To make your search more effective, do the following:
Be specific. Try
using words that are unique or try adding descriptive
words. For example, a search for
give you too many results. If you're really looking for
ThinkPad drivers, specify
thinkpad drivers or
thinkpad dvd drivers.
Try using synonyms. If you get too few results or Search
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original words. For example, instead of searching for
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Check your spelling. A single misspelled or mistyped word
can change your results.
Learn from your results. Your search may not return exactly
what you're looking for, but scanning the results may help
you see the words that were found and give you ideas for
Search isn't case sensitive, so don't worry about
Exact phrase searches
Add double quotes ("�") around specific phrases to focus your
search on the exact phrase. A phrase search can greatly
reduce the number of results. For example, you could enter:
This query returns only pages that have the exact phrase
"desktop accessories" in them.
Including and excluding words
To help limit your results to specific information you can
include special modifiers that require certain words be
included or excluded. Do not leave any space between the sign
and the word, but leave a space between search words.
+ (plus sign)
Use a + sign at the beginning of a word to require
that the word appear in all pages in the results. For
example, you could enter:
The results must contain pages with
- (minus sign)
Use a - sign at the beginning of a word to exclude all
pages with that word. For example, you could enter:
+thinkpad +software -drivers
The results contain pages with
software but not the word
Expanding your search with a wildcard
Look for words that begin with the same letters by using an *
(asterisk) as a wildcard. A wildcard search is useful for
finding pages with words that have multiple endings. For
example, you could enter:
The results contain pages with words that have the prefix
comput, such as
computing, computation, and
Asterisks can be used only at the end of a word or word
Use Advanced search for greater control over your search.
Complete the form as follows:
- Search for:
Type one or more words.
The plus sign (+), minus sign (-), and double quotes ("�")
are ignored in Advanced search. Also select the criteria
you want to use:
- Choose all of the words to request a narrower
search. Each result contains all of your search words in
- Choose any of the words to request a broader
search. Each result contains one or more of your search
terms in any order.
- Choose the exact phrase to request a search of
a phrase in the order you enter the words. Each result
contains the exact phrase.
- Search within:
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list if you don't want the one chosen for you. To search in
any language, choose Any.
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