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Google Tips and Tricks: Limit Search - File Type

Finding Specific File Types

1) You can search specific sites by using [site:] as a term. 

Sample search for [majors site:ucmerced.edu] (restricts its information on majors to sections of UC Merced's website)

2) You can also search by filetype by using [filetype:] as a term.

Sample search for [college application filetype:pdf] (restricts its information on college applications to PDF files)

3) You can search for results with specific terms located in the text of pages on a topic by using [intext:] as a term. 

Sample search for [olympics intext:marathon] (restricts its information to sites about the Olympics that also include information on the marathon)

Search by File Type