If you get too many
results, including many that are not very relevant to what
you're seeking, try using the following tips:
To make a search,
type what you are looking for into the search box:
Make sure your search terms
are spelled correctly. The search engine will attempt to
find words that sound similar your search terms, but it is
always best to try to spell the search terms correctly.
multiple words back
Use multiple words when
performing your search. The search results will return more
refined results from several words than from a single word.
For example, typing
restaurant will yield
more relevant results than typing only
(Keep in mind, relevant results are returned even if they
don't contain all query terms.)
similar words back
The more similar words you use
in a search, the more relevant results you will get back.
Try French words as well...
Example: Looking for places to buy French bread
appropriate capitalization back
Capitalize proper nouns.
Lowercase words will match any case. For example, typing
will return all documents containing the words
will avoid mentions of
and only search for pages about Tourist Information, Tourist
Example: Looking for how to contact Tourist
quotation marks back
Use quotation marks to find
words which must appear adjacent to each other, for example,
"first world war".
Otherwise, the search results will include the word
but not necessarily in that order. The words may appear
anywhere, and in any order, within the document.
plus (+) or minus (-) back
Use a plus sign when your
search term or phrase must appear in the search results. Use
a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The plus sign
tells the search engine that a certain word or phrase is
required in the search results, and a minus sign indicates
that a word or phrase must be absent in the search
Note: A phrase must be contained within quotation marks.
Leave no spaces between the plus or minus sign and the
Example: looking for a restaurant for someone who