You can do a lot more with Google search than just typing in search terms. Go to Google to Advanced Search to bring up results for:
- ALL the search terms you type in
- the exact phrase you type in
- at least one of the words you type in or none of the words you type in
- sites written in a certain language
- files in a specific format i.e. .ppt or .doc
- sites updated within a certain period of time
- numbers within a certain range
- a certain domain, or Website
- sites that do not contain "adult" material
There is so much in here that actually I was confused. So I did a little searching for guides on searching, and I found a great one, Google Guide. Besides offering an online interactive tutorial, it also lets the user download a Quick Cheat Sheet as a PDF file. Here's a few of the tips from that Cheat Sheet.
link: Find linked pages, i.e., show pages that point to the URL link:warriorlibrarian.com (Find pages that link to Warrior Librarian's website.)
define: Define words, phrases, and acronyms from the Web. define:kerning (Find definitions for kerning from the Web.)
related: List web pages that are similar or related to the URL related:www.healthfinder.gov
If you are looking for theaters and times for a particular film, just type in movies:zipcode. I just did a search and now can see not only the movie theater times but trailers and reviews.
You can also do a search for the weather in an area.To check the weather in Los Angeles, I typed in weather:los angeles.
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