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Find out what you can do with Google Search. It offers more functions than you may know.

  • site: search only within a specific site site:www.stanford.edu
  • filetype: find a type of file: PDF, DOC, TXT filetype:PDF
  • define: find definitions for a word define:audactiy
  • 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
  • - word search 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, divide 12+68
  • % of percentage of a number 12% 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 HA 124