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Google Searching: Search Tricks

Functions

Translate Words

Use translate (word) into (language) to quickly translate a word.

translate bonjour into english


Time in..

Use time in (place) to find out the time in a particular location.

time in Melbourne


Weather in...

Use weather (place) to find the weather in a particular location.

weather nassau


Define a Word

Use define:(word) to find out the meaning of a word.

define:epistemology


Conversions

Use (number of units) to (units).

1.5 kg to pounds

3 miles to kms


Exchange Rates

Use (number) (national currency code) to (national currency code)

100 CND to USD

589 THB to EURO


Calculator

Enter calculations directly into the search box.

45/3

sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5


Price Comparison

Use http://www.google.com/prdhp to search for price comparisons

kobo touch

beats by dre


Subject Guide

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Kathleen Reed
Contact:
Assessment and Data Librarian
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5S5

Email: kathleen.reed@viu.ca
Phone: 250-753-3245
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