Google Operating System blog has a post on all the OneBox results that Google now offers and blogs have been added to the mix…Micro Persuasion also notes wikipedia is added to the list, just add the term “info” to your search query.
eg. ghandi info…the wikipedia entry came up as the 3rd hit, when you don’t type in “info” in the search query it comes up as the 2nd hit, so I guess the OneBox results are hit and miss.
Anyway I thought I’d add the Google Search Tips sheet I created from an old library newsletter at my work, please note this list doesn’t include every search tip possible, but it is a great selection for general users.
Google Search Tips!
Here are some tips on how to get the most out of searching Google.
The following search tips can be used in the main search box. Most can also be accessed from the Advanced Search page or the Help page.
sustainable mining (no quotation marks)
Search web pages that contain both these terms
NOTE: When two terms are entered, Google assumes this means “AND”
… terms won’t necessarily appear next to each other in the results.
“sustainable mining” (note quotation marks)
Search web pages that contain the phrase
NOTE: Terms will appear next to each other
Search web pages that contain either of these terms
Search web pages that contain the first term but not the second term
Search for variations mine-mill…mine mill…minemill…mine/mill…mine,mill
Google will ignore words stop words such as; how, for, the, and…to keep these use “+”
Search web pages that contain the terms; resources, gold, coal, minerals, etc…
Search all indexed web pages from a website
Search all indexed webpages from a website containing a search term
NOTE: An alternative to using the Hatch website search box
Use Google as a Dictionary
Search web pages with a specific file type
Search for a term in the title and the other term anywhere
Search for terms that have to appear in the title
Search for a term in the URL and the other term anywhere
NOTE: URL is the website address
Search for terms that have to appear in the URL
Search web pages that have links to a specific web pages
eg. Who is linking to the Hatch website
Search web pages that are similar to a specific web page
Search for the phrase with any term between these two terms
Search web pages within a time period
2+2, then press search
18 miles in kilometres, then press search
4 squared, then press search
38 degrees celsius in fahrenheit, then press search
MORE ABOUT GOOGLE SEARCHING
As you can see on the Google homepage you can choose from different types of searches eg. images, news, groups…clicking the “more” link on the Google page will show lots of other different types of searches; maps, books, blogs, scholar, video, etc…also check out the labs.