Search Modifiers Cheat Sheet
Learn how to use search modifiers to refine and filter your search results.
What are search modifiers? They are commands that help make your search more precise by refining and filtering your results.
Asterisk: Use it when you want your search results to capture plural forms, different tenses, or different endings of the words. Example: Chees* Will search for cheese, cheesy, cheesiest, etc.
Quotation: Marks Use it when you are searching for a specific phrase and want all the words to appear in that specific order. Example: “soft cheese”
Brackets: Use it with boolean operators to help dictate the order of operation. It is helpful when you want to use a variety of words, phrases, concepts and techniques in one search. Example: (cheese AND cow) NOT (“soft cheese” AND goat)