Google is the number one search engine for good reason. Just
about everyone knows that you can enter a keyword into the search field, and
Google will go find you the information, but Google can do much more than that.
Here are a few tips to use Google more effectively:
Images – From the
main page click images in the upper left corner, Google will return pictures of
the search term you entered, great for shopping or travel. Each picture is
linked to the web page it came from, so just click on it, and you will be
re-directed to that web site.
Videos – Next to
images is Video, Google owns YouTube, so you will get all the videos in your
search term right from YouTube.
Definitions – If
you need a word defined, just type: define in the search field and then the
word you need defined ex: define sesquipedalian (go ahead try it!).
Phone # - Type a
phone number into the search field and Google will find the name and address.
Address – Type an
address into the search field and Google will find the name and phone number
Calculator – You
can use Google as a calculator, just type in the equation ex: 100 + 200, Google
will return 300.
Stock Quotes –
Just type in the stock quote you are looking for.
Track Airline Flight
– If you type in the airline and flight number, Google will display the flight
Track Packages –
Enter a UPS, USPS, or FedEx tracking number, and Google give you a link to your
Google Scholar - Provides
a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including
theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Google will translate words, sentences, or whole documents for you. On the top
menu of the Google main page, click “more” and select Translate. Type in, copy
and paste, or upload the content you would like translated. Select the
languages you are translating, and click “translate”. It’s that simple!
– Always wanted your own website? Try Google sites. Just go to “More” on the
top of the main page, select “Sites”, sign up (you will need a Gmail account)
and build your website.