Refining your search techniques
You can use more sophisticated search techniques. There are options available to refine your search to focus on the most relevant information.
At the Yahoo! Home Page beside the search box where you type in your keyword or phrase, there is an option to carry out an advanced search.
Let's try it out by carrying out another search for information on Star Trek.
You will see a screen with the information shown below.
The options here can be used to limit and refine your search:
Intelligent default allows you to use double quotes to force a search on a phrase rather than a word and the use of plus (+) and minus () signs to include or exclude specific terms.
Exact phrase match is used where your keyword could be part of a longer word; for example, searching for part will also find partner.
Matches on all words (AND) presents results that include all your key words.
Matches on any word (OR) uses keywords as alternatives and presents results that match any one of them.