Issues and Controversies: Google Tips and Tricks

Guide to finding information on alternative viewpoints on controversial issues.
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Google Search Tips

Use the Advanced feature of Google to be more specific in your search

  1. Type "intitle:" to search only page titles.. Try intitle:digital divide (no space!)
  2. Type "inurl:" to search only the web address of a page. Try inurl:raynor
  3. Type "related:" to find pages that Google thinks are related in content. Try related:www.marquette.edu/library
  4. Type "search tips site:" to specify a site to search within. Try search tips site:www.usps.com international shipping
  5. Access Google Directory at directory.google.com
  6. Type "site:" to return results from a specific domain. Try site:.org library
  7. Type "intext" in Google News to pull terms from the body of the story
  8. Type "define:" to access the built-in dictionary
  9. No Calculator handy? Type 12*78 and hitting search will give you the answer
  10. The calculator also converts measurements and currency.  Try 200 pounds in euros
  11. Type weather and a location or zipcode to get a four day forecast.
  12. By attaching a postcode at the end of your search will give you results for your inquiry
  13. Type time and a name of place to find the time anywhere in the world
  14. Enter a statistics-based query like "population of Britain" and it will show you the answer on top of the results
  15. You can search foreign sites by clicking "language tools" on the right of the search box which allows you to choose what countries sites to translate your query to.