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Why Google? Google is the biggest search engine database in the world
PageRank™ is the search technology used by Google. It works on a unique combination of factors, including:
Search for pages related or similar to a URL by using the "related:" command. Example: related:healthcare.gov
This guide was originally created by Eimmy Solis in the summer of 2014.
Filetype: Find documents of the specified file type (pdf, xml, ppt). Use it like this: Form 1098-T IRS filetype:pdf
Site: after a term to search within a type of site. Use it like this:
printing site: lehman.edu
Minus Sign - before a term excludes pages containing that term. Use it like this: cats-musical
Dictionary. Put [
define] in front of any word to see its definition.
Calculations. Enter a math equation like [
3*9123], or solve complex graphing equations.
Unit conversions. Enter any conversion, like [
3 dollars in euros].