Google has introduced a new search option, Verbatim, for power searchers who want Google to search the exact words entered in the search box. If you don't use Verbatim, Google routinely will do all of the following:
- suggest spelling corrections;
- personalize your search by using information about sites you’ve visited before (many patrons are surprised when librarians' Google search results are different from their search results when the same search is entered, but Google uses your past searching behavior to customize results);
- include synonyms of your search terms;
- automatically search for grammatical variations of words, like including search results containing the word, "employing," when you enter the search term "employ."
To use Verbatim, click "more search tools" on the left side of any search results page, then click "Verbatim." Type your Verbatim search into the search box and hit "enter."