Required and excluded terms
Requiring words or phrases
To require that a word be included in your search, place a plus symbol (
+) in front of it.
Important: there should be no space between the + symbol and your word, for example,
Excluding words or phrases
To prevent a word from being included in your search results, preface it with a minus symbol (
As with required terms, there can be no space between your word and the
Although it may seem unlikely that you'll ever have need to exclude a word from your search, there are instances where this feature can be
very helpful. Imagine you are searching for Java (the programming language); prohibiting the word coffee from your search will greatly
increase the relevancy of your results.