Google Tip: Web Search Features
Eric Moore, CUGG
July 14, 2007
you need to perform a
calculation and do not have ready access to a calculator, let Google do
work for you. Google
has been designed
to handle a wide variety of calculations ranging from simple arithmetic
1 + 1 to more the more advanced such as discrete math, trigonometry, R
A number of free dictionaries are available on the Internet. My favorite is The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, which includes detailed information about word etymologies. However, if your needs are simple, you cannot find an unusual word or phrase elsewhere, and/or you haven’t memorized the URL of your favorite online dictionary, you can try searching with Google. By entering a phrase such as define backhoe fade, you can quickly find the meaning of an unfamiliar word or phrase.
For those of you keeping tabs on your investments, Google also offers a stock and fund quote search. Just enter the ticker symbol you are interested in and you will quickly find the latest data as well as a line graph displaying activity from the last day’s trading.