Everybody has used Google. But perhaps not all know the 'advanced' features.
Don't type the stuff between [...] It's merly to show the number of files found at the date of writing this post.
If you only want to search on Tentmaker type: +site:http://www.tentmaker.org/ [~1700 found]
If you only want pdf files add: +filetype:pdf [16 found]
Say you want only documents about Jesus. Add: + Jesus [14 found]
site:+http://www.tentmaker.org/ +filetype:pdf +Jesus
If you don't like Luke add: -Luke [14 found]
site:+http://www.tentmaker.org +filetype:pdf +jesus -luke
If you also want the word christ in the hits. Add +christ [7 found]
+site:http://www.tentmaker.org +filetype:pdf +jesus -luke +christ
The above searches are anywhere in the documents found.
So Jesus can be mentioned on page 13 and Christ on page 300.
If you want to find the words next to eachother use ""
Remove +Jesus and +Christ and add: +"Jesus Christ" [5 found]
+site:http://www.tentmaker.org +filetype:pdf +"jesus christ" -luke
If you don't want "Jesus Christ" in the results use the minus sign. [4 found]
+site:http://www.tentmaker.org +filetype:pdf -"jesus christ" -luke
Say you hate pdf documents then change it into -filetype:pdf [~1020 found]
+site:http://www.tentmaker.org -filetype:pdf -"jesus christ" -luke
+ forces something to be included in a search.
- forces something to be omitted from a search.
+filetype:something forces the found documents of that type
-filetype:something ignores files of a certain type
"......." seaches an exact sentence.
Note #1: + signs don't need to be used. No sign is assumed to be a + sign.
Note #2: upper and lower case are of no importance.
Note #3: special characters like !@#$%^&*() are ignored mostly. Tricky to explain. Avoid.
Note #4: order of the search string is not important
+JEsus -luke gives the same results as -LuKE +jeSUS or -Luke +Jesus!!!!
As written above +"Jesus Christ" finds that combination.
But sometimes you alse want variations on the above.
"Jesus the Christ", "Jesus also called christ"
You can simply search for them all (see below) but often a * is the simpler.
"Jesus*christ" finds anything.
Something like "Jesus*christ*" doesn't work.
| stands for OR. It's not a uppercase i. It's just left of the return key.
+"Jesus Christ"|"Jesus the Christ"|"Jesus also called christ"
finds documents containing one or more of the above
Unlike the * it won't find: Jesus the divine chris"t.