The information you see here is from a talk on "How to Search on the Web" by Chuck.
This list covers how you can better use the Google Search Engine to get specific answers. You type in what's after type: followed by what comes after that tells you to enter.
Dictionary type: “define:” and any word (It even helps you spell the word.)
Calculator type: “any calculation”
Travel advisor type: “airline flight number”
Converter type: any type of conversion (Ex. dollars in colones.)
Savant type: (the question)
Help desk type: any direct question on any subject
Specialized search engine type: the URL/(the search word)
Yellow pages type: zip code item desired
Caller ID type: area code
Librarian click on “news” at the top of the page
Time tracker type: time (location)
Weather tracker type: weather (location)
As proxy type: cache:URL (Puts you on the site.)
Phrase match type: double quotes gives exact match
Exclusion type: (minus sign)
Inclusion type: (plus sign)
Tilde type: ~(word)
Movie review type: “movie (title)
Spell checker type: (start typing and Google gives suggestions)
Misspelling finder type: + (the misspelling)
If you have a question or comment about web searching, send it to the club president.