Mac keystrokes: Command + F
PC keystrokes: Control + F
A search box will open at the top of the internet browser. Simply type in the search terms and all of the instances will be highlighted. Scroll through the instances using the up/down arrows. Find also works in word processing programs, such as Word or Pages and PDF viewer programs, such as Preview.
Google Search Tips
Use minus (-) to filter out search terms. Example: Hershey -chocolate would filter out the search results having to do with Hershey's Chocolate if I wanted to search for info about Hershey, Pennsylvania. Notice there is no space between the minus sign and the term to be filtered out.
Use Filetype to filter your search items to a particular type. Example: filetype:pdf giraffes will only pull up PDF documents related to giraffes. Notice that you do not need to include a period before the filetype name (pdf not .pdf). Google Search recognizes many different filetypes. Here are the most common ones to education:
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Click on the microphone at the right end of the Google Search field to speak instead of type your search criteria.
Have a random image without a clue of what it is or to whom it should be attributed? On the Google Image Search page, click on the camera icon at the right end of the Google Search field. You can upload your own image to be searched or paste in the URL of an image your found on the web.
At the 2013 Google I/O, new developments related to Search were announced. Here's a recap:
- Knowledge Graph is expanding, with new languages and better capabilities to anticipate related searches. The Knowledge Graph is Google's attempt to create a search environment that resembles the human brain, which continually gets smarter as it "learns" to connect search items. This means that Google will provide you more data at the top of your search, such as graphs, maps, images, and other related search criteria.
- Google Search is integrating with other Google programs, such as Gmail and Google +. So you can search for personal information, such as the flight information that was contained in an email.
- Conversational Search is enabled on Chrome. An addition to Voice Search, Conversational Search will let you ask a string of related searches using ambiguous pronouns and adjectives, such as "it", "she" or "his". This feature is still getting worked out, and many of the attempts I made failed. However, very easy searches, such as "Who is the President of the US" and then a following search "Who is his wife" works. I'll be keeping an eye on this feature as the Knowlege Graph is further fleshed out.