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Copy of Google Search Tricks

Use the Google search box to find exactly what you're looking for, including answers to math problems and the current weather.

Dorothy Winger

on 19 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Google Search Tricks

Search Tricks by Tony Vincent http://tonyvincent.net Internet Search Google search is not case sensitive. Google excludes common words like "I" and "the". Placing text in quotes searches for that exact phrase. " " Example:
Searching for "how to write a bibliography" gives you search results that contain that exact phrase. Placing a - in front of a term excludes that word. - Example:
None of your results will have the word computer in them if you search for apple -computer. Placing text a ~ in front of a word searches for that word and all its synonyms. ~ Example:
Searching for cat ~nutrition gives your results that contain cat along with nutrition, food, protein, health, etc. Inluding related: and the URL searches for results that are somehow related to that URL. related: Example:
Searching for related:google.com gives you results that have to do with searching the Web. Putting OR (must be capitalized) includes either of the words. OR Example:
Searching for ipod OR mp3 player gives your results that contain either ipod or mp3 player. Putting ... between numbers searches for numbers in that range. ... Example:
Searching for economy 1928...1932 gives you results that contain economy and any number between 1928 and 1932. Search within a web domain by including site: and the URL. site: Example:
Searching for battery site:learninginhand.com searches the Learning in Hand site for battery. Search for sites that link to another by including link: and URL. link: Example:
Searching for link:azk12.org gives you results that contain links to azk12.org. Information Search Math Search Get definitions of a word from multiple sources. define: Find out the current weather conditions and forecast for a city. weather: Quickly call up a map of a location. map Get the current time for any location. time Get current exchange rates for money. $$$ Get information about a URL, including a short description, links to its cache, similar pages, and sites that link to that URL. info: Infomercial Input a math expression for Google to solve. arithmetic ADDITION:
Entering 2+5 returns 7

Entering 2009-25 returns 1984

Entering 365*5 returns 1825

Entering 100/5 returns 20

Entering 4^2 returns 16

Entering 17%5 returns 2 (the remainder after division) Use Google to convert expressions with different units. conversion http://www.googleguide.com/calculator.html Learn lots more about using Google as a calculator:
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