Shortcut through your Google searches

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ

Journalists, lawyers, and just about everyone else looking through the World Wide Web for information could spend hours sorting through the thousands of links produced by popular search engines.

A recent article printed in the American Bar Association’s Journal of the Section of Litigation told readers about “Eight Google Skills All Litigators Should Master.”

The article was essentially a list of useful shortcuts that quickly turn a broad keyword search into a much more useful and streamlined advanced search.

For example, typing in “candidate – presidential” (or candidate minus sign / hyphen presidential) into a Google search box returns results for the word candidate that aren’t tied to the current presidential election.

A quick search for “search engine shortcuts” revealed that most popular search engines have similar capabilities. Here are a few useful cheat sheets: GoogleYahooBing.

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