Using Google

screenshot of google search bar
  1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase?

To complete a Google search for an exact word or phrase, place quotation marks around the word(s). For example, “Ryerson Ramms”.

  1. How would you search for something on a specific site?

To search for something on a specific site, enter your search in the search bar followed by the syntax “site:” and the URL of the specific website. For example, fcad site: http://www.ryerson.ca

  1. How would you correctly search for a definition?

To correctly search for a definition on Google, use the syntax “define:” followed by the specific word you are looking to define. For example, define: university

  1. How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?

To search for a specific product available within a specific price range on Google, select the “Shopping” link under the top panel of the search result page. You will then be redirected to the shopping page where you will find a set of filters on the left panel of the page. Here you can filter your search and specify factors such as price range and seller.

  1. How would you search for a specific file type?

To search for a specific file type, type in the syntax “filetype:” followed by the three-letter file extension. For example, Ryerson student fees filetype:pdf

Google logo with a magnifying glass on top of it.

  1. How would you include or ignore words in your search?

To include words such as “the” or “I” in your search, place the word in quotations. This will tell the search engine that those words are to be included in the search. For example, “the” Giver. To ignore words in your search place the minus symbol (-) in front of the word you want the search engine to ignore. For example, movie genres –western.

  1. How would you find related pages?

To find related pages, in the Google search enter the syntax “related:” followed by the URL of the website. For example, related: http://www.ryerson.ca

  1. How would you find pages containing one of several words you are interested in, though not all of them?

To find pages containing one of several words you are interested in you must type the words in the Google Toolbar search bar. Within the Toolbar there are buttons that look like magnifying glass icons beside each word. Click on the button beside the specific word to see where the word appears on the page and continue to click the icon to cycle through all the appearances.

  1. How would you find the time in another country?

To find the time in another country type in “time” followed by the country you are interested in. For example, time Switzerland.

10. How would you find out how many Egyptian pounds you get for $20 Canadian dollars?

To search currency rates you must type the conversion in the search bar. Google will then bring you to a converter where you can manually input your desired values. For example, if you search Egyptian pounds in cad, you will be brought to a converter where you would type $20 by the value Canadian Dollar. (The answer is $130.39).