Ever face a similar online roadblock?
The known info of this Michigan Court of Appeals decision was limited
The court website’s search features were not helpful for Silvia.
But the original post shared enough info for me to effectively use Google search operators and quickly find the answer.
For me, helpful Google search operators include:
- “search term in quotes” forces an exact-match search
- OR or | searches for X or Y or both
- AND searches for X and Y
- plus sign “+” immediately before a word (no space) ensures that your specific search term will show up in the search results. +Michigan
- minus sign “–” immediately before a word (no space) ensures that your specific search term will be excluded from the search results. -Chevy
- ( ) Group multiple terms or search operators to control how the search is executed. Example: (opinion OR order) court
- filetype: Restrict results to a certain filetype. E.g., PDF, DOCX, TXT, PPT, etc. Example: filetype:pdf (no space)
- site: Limit results to those from a specific website. Example: site:courts.mi.gov (no space)
- AROUND(X) Proximity search. Find pages containing two words or phrases within X words of each other. Example: motion AROUND(4) granted