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Google :: Making the Most of your Search: Basic Google

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Check out the tips and tools on this page to build your basic Google search skills. Also, learn more tips from Google.

Search Operators: How To...

Search for an exact word or phrase

Include synonyms

Search within a site or domain

Exclude a word

Targeted searches

Search by file type

Use punctuation & symbols

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Definitions: define:schadenfreude

Number conversions: ounces to liters

Currency conversions: dollar to yen

Calculations: 17*64

Weather: weather bentonville

Local businesses: coffee 72712

Current time at a location: time hawaii

Today's sunrise/sunset times: sunset bentonville

Address: 1 college dr bentonville map

Local movie times: movie

Google Search app

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Consider trying the Google Search app to find info on your mobile device.

Tools & Filters

Google Search Tools & Filters
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Select the tabs below to learn how to filter your results for more efficient and effective internet searching.

 

Unfiltered web content provides a range of results.

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The maps filter leads to maps, directions, street view, and location photos.

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The images filter takes you straight to image results. Selecting an image leads to options for viewing the image, visiting the page, or viewing related images.

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The news filter restricts results to media sources.

News filter results
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The videos filter is self-explanatory.

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You can also filter results for shopping, books, flights, and apps.

More filter options
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The search tools options depend on the filters you are using. For example, if you already filtered your results by videos, you can specify duration and source options. The search tools for books allows you to filter results to free ebooks. The image filter search tools include options for size, color, type, and usage rights. Experiment with the tools to discover other ways to refine your search results.

The Knowledge Graph

Searching for a person, place or thing may bring up a Google Knowledge Graph to the right of your results page.

It provides descriptions, images and location maps of the information you searched. This section is useful to find quick information about a topic and may also lead to exploring related topics.

This is what appears on a search for Maya Angelou:

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