Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How To Search For Illuminated Manuscripts Without Getting What You Don't Want

There's something I neglected to include when I posted about searching the internet for illuminated manuscripts. I left out telling you how to exclude something you know you don't want, like Pinterest or Wikipedia items.
It's simple. You can eliminate things from your search by putting a minus before the term of the things you don't want. Any word you google immediately preceded by a "-" sign excludes those items from your search results. 
Specifically, you type a space before the minus sign and none between the minus sign and your excluded things. When I search for illuminated manuscripts without "Pinterest" I enter illuminated manuscript -Pinterest
If you tried that link you'll find the results come up under Google's option "All". If you click on the "Images" header you get this. Or just start your search on Google's "Images" page.
You can also exclude multiple items, but each term must include a minus sign immediately before it. Try illuminated manuscript -Wikipedia -Pinterest. Or possibly this, illuminated manuscript -French -Pinterest. And don't forget the space just before the -.
Omitting Pinterest boards may be important to you because not all image collections are well verified. Some board owners are better researchers than others. It's your choice, but using the - operator will reduce your search clutter.
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