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Plain-English QuestionNot recommended. 
Phrase SearchType the phrase as a sequence of words surrounded by double quotation marks."Russian lacquer boxes"
AND Search (multiple words and phrases, each of which must be present)Use a plus sign (+) in front of a word or phrase that must appear in the results.+antiques +Victorian
OR Search (multiple words and phrases, any one of which may be present)Type words or phrases separated by a space, without any special notation.eggs "Carl Faberge"
NOT Search (to exclude a word or phrase)Use a minus sign (–) in front of a word or phrase you want to exclude from your results. To find software Easter eggs, for example, you might want to exclude the word Fabergé."Easter eggs" -Faberge
Case-Sensitive SearchNot available. 
Date SearchNot available. However, you can search for categories and Web sites that have been added to the Yahoo directory within a certain time frame. To do that, click Advanced Search on the Yahoo home page and use the drop-down menu to select a time frame. 
Field SearchTo search titles of Web page documents, enter intitle: directly in front of a word or phrase.intitle:"oriental rugs"
To search Web page URLs, enter inurl: directly in front of the word you want to find.inurl:carpeting
To search within a domain, enter site: directly in front of the domain you want to search.site:microsoft.com
To limit a search to a particular host, enter hostname: in front of the domain.hostname:office.microsoft.com
To search for multiple words in fields, use multiple search terms with plus signs (+).+inurl:oriental +inurl:rug
To not include a keyword in the results, use a minus sign (–) before the field name.intitle:oriental -intitle:rugs or Xbox –site:microsoft.com
To search for documents or other sites that are linked to a site, use link:link:http://www.microsoft.com
Nested SearchNot available. 
Proximity SearchNot available. 



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