Search Skills Search Operators Search engines provide operators, or special symbols, that will help narrow down search results. Use quotation marks around search text to search for an exact word or phrase. For example, type the following as your search text: “wireless communications technologies” (be sure to include the quotation marks) to search for those three words in that exact order. Search results will display matching pages with the quoted search phrase highlighted or in bold. To match one or more words in a phrase, you can use an asterisk (*), also called a wildcard operator, as part of your search text. Each asterisk represents one or more words. For example, type the following as your search text: “wireless * technologies” (with the quotation marks) to find search results that match wireless communications technologies, wireless Internet technologies, wireless and related technologies, and others. If you are searching for a phrase or quotation with many words, consider using the asterisk wildcard operator in place of some of the words in the search text. This technique is useful if you have a quotation, and you want to find out who said it or where it may have appeared.
Research This: Create search queries using quotation marks and/or the wildcard operator to answer the following questions and use a search engine to find the answers. (1) Someone once said, “Life is not fair, get used to it.”Who was it? (2) What are three websites containing digital camera reviews? (3) How do businesses use near field communications? (4) Find five different words that complete the phrase, handheld ___ devices, by typing appropriate search text into a search engine.