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Welcome to the RCCC Google Search research guide. This guide may be used to assist in searching the Google Search engine which is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web. This guide will provide you with information on Advanced Search Tips, Google Scholar, Google Book Search, Google News, More Google Options, and information on Google Guides.
Basic Search Tips
Listed below are several search tips that can be used to retrieve information, e.g., population of a particular country, climate change, car prices, nutrition recipes, etc. By following any of the search tips below, you will be given information that relates to the specific search of choice.
- population United States words are automatically ANDED
- "climate change" use quotes for phrases
- ~ car prices use ~ for synonyms
- nutrition -recipes use - to remove terms; a space before-
- mother-in-law hyphens, equal signs, & apostrophes search as phrases
- Louis +IV use + to included the exact form of the word
- Pakistan or Kashmir use OR to include either word
- define: fort use define: for definitions
- weather: Lima use weather: to find weather conditions
- time: Venice use time: to find local times around the world
- stocks: goog use stocks: to find stock quotes
- movies: 28081 use movies: + zip code or name of movie & zip
- phonebook: use as a phone directory --no cell numbers
- bphonebok: use as a business directory
- 704-376-9876 type in a phone # and get name/address of caller
- Joyce * Oates use the asterisk * to replace a word or an initial
- gas prices 08540 get current gas prices in your neighborhood
Get facts fast:
- "Golden Gate Bridge" is ft long
- ewr airport find current conditions at an airport
- "airline seats" link to seatguru.com for plane seats
- Continental 23 get info on your flight-from FlightSeats.com
Google Currency Converter:
- 500 yen in US Dollars
- Currency Kenya
- 5 USD in euros
Google Measurement Conversions:
- 5 degrees C in f 5 degrees Celsius = Fahrenheit
- 40 m in k 40 miles = kilometers
- 8 Liters to quarts 8 Liters = ? Quarts
- 32 feet to meters
For quick arithmetic calculations, use the Google search box. Use +, -, * and ^
- - (subtraction) 88-39
- * (multiplication) 88 * 39
- |/ (division) 88/39
- % of (percentage of) 40% of 275
Navigating the Google Site
Navigating Google from the front page
Images - search the web for images.
Video - search the Internet for videos or browse by category.
News - search the web for news stories (also has an alert service).
Google Shopping - allows users to search for products on online shopping websites & compare prices between different vendors.
Maps - several types of maps: standard, satellite, street view, traffic, and hybrid.
G-Mail - Google's email service.
More and even More...brings you to a page listing additional Google services and tools.
Google Scholar - provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Google Books Search - enter the keyword or phrase that you are looking for in the Google Books box. Google in turn will find books whose contents match your search terms.
Google Blog - search Blogs on your favorite topics.
iGoogle - allows you to customize a Google portal should you wish to make it your home.
Google Financial - beta product that offers information about North American stocks, mutual funds, and public and private companies along with charts, news, and fundamental financial data.