• Google Tips & Tricks


    Advanced Searching:

    • site:search only within a specific site   site:www.stanford.ed

    • filetype:find a type of file: PDF, DOC, TXT     filetype:PDF

    • define:find definitions for a word  define audacity

    • intitle:find words in the title of the webpage   intitle:inspirational

    • ..get ranges of numbers, dates, or prices    presidents 1800..1900

    • word * word find other combinations of words between words  ​​​

    • creative * writing

    • - wordsearch for homer, but NOT simpsons    homer - simpsons

    • "word" find exact words - no synonyms or plurals   "peace" "freedom"​​

    • "set of words" search for exact set of words, quotes or phrases    "I have a dream"


    • +-*/add, subtract, multiply, divide12+68

    • % ofpercentage of a number12% of 68

    • cos() sin()trigonometry: cos, sin, tan, arcsin…cos(68)

    • km to miles  convert units: temp (C to F), weight (kg to lbs)    100 km to miles


    • weather-  get weather for a region     weather honolulu

    • movies-   find movies & theaters nearby (zip or city)   movies 94043

    • flight status-  get flight status with the airline & flight number HA124