Advanced Search

Advanced search help, with explanation of the available options

1. Words

With these words:

  • Objective: Search pages containing all words, regardless of the distance between them in text.
  • Operator: No operator. Enter words separated by spaces.
  • Example: monuments lisbon

With this phrase:

  • Objective: Search pages containing an exact phrase.
  • Operator: Double quotes (“) at the end of the phrase.
  • Example: “prime minister”

Without any of these words:

  • Objective: Exclude pages that contain a particular phrase from the results.
  • Operator: Minus sign (-) before the word to be excluded.
  • Example: universities -lisbon

2. Date

Between:

Sort by:

  • Objective: There are 3 ways to order the results:
    • by relevance – shows first the most relevant results for the search
    • most recent first – shows first the results that were archived more recently
    • older first – shows first the results that were archived longer ago
  • Operator: By default, results are presented by relevance. Insert the operator sort:new to sort them by most recent first. Insert the operator sort:old to sort them by older first.
  • Example: earthquake sort:new

3. Format

Show pages in the format:

  • Objective: Search pages published in a particular format.
  • Operator: type: followed by the desired format.
  • Example: student exchange type:pdf

4. Website

With this address:

5. Number of results

Show: