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Linking to Search Results

If you know HTML, it’s relatively easy to make links to Google’s search results. Following each link in the examples below is the code that produces it.
See search results in the same browser window
[ Google tutorial create link ]
is generated from
[&nbsp;<a href=”https://www.google.com/search?q=Google+tutorial+create+link”>Google tutorial create link</a>&nbsp;]
See search results in a new window
Open a new window containing the search […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday March 13, 2007

Refining a Query

Refining a query means changing or adding to the set of search terms to do a better job of returning the pages you’re seeking. Successful researchers frequently enter several queries to find what they’re seeking.
The search boxes at the top and bottom of the results page show the query for the current results page. If […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday May 1, 2007

Going Directly to the First Result

Click on the I’m Feeling Lucky button on Google’s home page to go directly to the first result for your query. Instead of showing you a list of pages, Google sends you immediately to the result that may be most relevant to your query. For example, if you enter the query [ california driving ] (without the […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday March 13, 2007

Entering a Query

If you have little or no experience with Google, read on. Otherwise, skip ahead to Going Directly to the 1st Result.
If your browser isn’t pointing to Google, visit Google’s home page by entering one of the following web addresses into your browser:

https://www.google.com/ (the full web address for Google)
www.google.com (a common abbreviation for Google’s web address)
google.com […]

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This page was last modified on: Monday August 11, 2008

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