- Use quotation marks around phrases. Use quotation marks to find
words that must appear adjacent to each other within a phrase. For example,
search for "Kingdom of God" within quotes rather than just Kingdom of God.
Search for verses within quotation marks (e.g. "John 17:5") to return more
- Use multiple words. Use multiple words when performing your search.
More words for a search will return more refined results than a search from a
- Use Boolean plus (+) or minus (-) operators. Precede a search term
or phrase with a plus (+) sign to indicate it must appear in a search result.
Precede a search term with a minus (-) sign to indicate an undesirable search
term or phrase that must not appear in a search result. For example, searching
for +dogs -collie will return results that are about dogs, but not about
- Use appropriate capitalization. Use capitalization when looking for
proper nouns such as the name of a person or place. Lowercase words will match
any words of any case.
- Check spelling. Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly.
The search engine will attempt to find words that sound similar to your search
terms, but it is always best to spell the search terms correctly.