Finding Quick Answers on Google:

This week we want to talk about how to do some quick searches using Google. The website developers have created an easy way for you to actually receive answers in the search results. These searches allow you to find information quickly, without having to move from website to website. Here are examples of possible quick searches:

  • Weather: Search weather to see the weather in your location or add a city name, like weather seattle, to find weather for a certain place.
  • Dictionary: Put define in front of any word to see its definition.
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  • Calculations: Enter a math equation like 3*9123, or solve complex graphing equations.
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  • Unit conversions: Enter any conversion, like "3 dollars in euros."
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  • Sports: Search for the name of your team to see a schedule, game scores and more.
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  • Quick facts: Search for the name of a celebrity, location, movie, or song to find related information.
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    So, if you find yourself sitting in the computer lab at the DeRidder branch of BPL and want to know the weather forecast all you have to do is go to Google and enter “weather” into the search box. The current weather, along with a hourly forecast for DeRidder, LA will automatically come up at the top of the search results page, pretty easy right?