Google Searches

How would you search for an exact word or phrase?

  • To search for an exact word or phrase use ” ” around the word/words. For example I want to find Google search terms, I would enter “Google search terms”.

How would you search for something on a specific site?

  • To search a specific site, start the search with what you want to find, then define the site you wish to search. For example: knitting

How would you correctly search for a definition?

  • To find a definition you would add “definition” before the word in question. For example: define car

How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?

  • If you were looking for products within a specific price range you would use .. between the high and low value. For example: digital camera $100..$200

How would you search for a specific filetype?

  • To find a specific file type use the ‘Advanced Search” options where you can select the file type in the filter options.

How would you include or ignore words in your search?

  • To ignore words within your search place a dash (-) before the word you would like to exclude. For example: If I wanted to find information on domesticated cats you could type the following search: cats -wild

How would you find related pages?

  • To find related pages you would enter related:followed by the site you would like to find the related materials on. For example:

How would you find a topic, searching all available synonyms of a word?

  • To find all of the available synonyms of a word, simply add “synonym”  in front of the word you are inquiring about. For example: synonym easy.

How would you find the time in another country?

  • To find the time in another country just add the word “time” before the country name. For example: time india, this will display the local time in India at the moment of the search.

How would you find out how many Egyptian pounds you get for $20 Canadian dollars?

  • To find the exchange rate type in the amount to convert followed by the desired currency. For example: 20 dollars in Egyptian pounds. The results defaulted in using US dollars, however you can either select CAD from the drop down menu. 



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