Search and find like the professionals: getting the most from search engines
And, Or, and Not?
You can refine your internet search by using logical connectors. Google offers the "Advanced Search" option, which you can use to select the specific terms you would like to search for:
All of the terms: German national soccer coach Löw
A specific group of words: German national soccer coach Löw
Some of the words: German national soccer coach Löw quarter finals
Unwanted words (i.e. without these terms): German national soccer coach Löw
Other search engines often require very different forms of spelling for the logical connectors. In the case of professional offers, this information is on the help page.
Forms of spelling
Not every search engine comes with a German "umlaut" (two dots over the vowel), the German double-S ("ß") or words with accents. Test your own search engine by entering the following words in lower case letters and see what the results are and how the search engine you have selected functions:
münster muenster munster
Upper or lower case?
Spelling in German is not what it used to be
Selected search engines
Searching in Germany
Search engine from Microsoft
Search for domain names with the ".de" ending
Search according to industry
Search for people
German dictionary by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (The Brothers Grimm)
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian online translation dictionary
Search for magazines and magazine articles
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