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Everyone knows how to “Google,” but not everyone Googles efficiently. This one-minute video from Hack College offers these three essential tips:
Be Specific. Find pages within sites using site:[website URL] and your search phrase, find authors using author:[name], and type intitle:[word] to find a page with that word in the title. Format. Use filetype:[jpg or other extension] to find images and all sorts of files (such as docs and pdfs) Broaden Your Search. Use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard search operator to fill in the blanks. For example, “Why money is *” Taking this further, you can als
Find exams to practice with and other reference materials. Taking the “site:” operator a little further, you can search only education sites by typing in site:edu. This comes in handy when search for exams you can use to practice with: “site:edu advanced chemistry exam.” Combine this with the “filetype:pdf” or “filetype:doc” format for additional exams and documents. You can find a list of Google search operators on this Google help page and even more advanced operators here, but there are also non-official filetypes, such as “hlp for help files and js for Javascript files” you can search for (which we know thanks to the NSA, oddly enough).
History/politics students (or anyone interested in government) should also remember they can search site:gov.
Find more research. Use the “related:” operator to find similar sites to broaden your research. For example, “related:www.lifehacker.com” or “related:www.nsa.gov” to make sure you’re covering all your bases in your research.
Limit search results. Let’s say your professor doesn’t want you to use certain sources. Use the minus sign (-) operator to exclude results from a certain site (e.g., “encryption -site:Wikipedia.org”). You can also do this to refine the results when a word can mean more than one thing (e.g., “jaguar -car”).
Similarly, if there’s only a range of dates, measurements, or other numbers you want to find, use two periods (..) to set that range, e.g., “manufacturing 1990..2001” or “laptops ..$1000” (leave out one of the numbers to set a minimum or maximum).
Combine modifiers together. There are all sorts of powerful things you can do when you combine these search tricks. For example: “site:nytimes.com high school “test scores” -SAT2010..2014”
Here are more research tricks in one handy infographic.
Use Google Search Shortcuts to Pull Up Quick Answers Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know
You shouldn’t have to dig around or visit web pages for easy answers.
Get definitions. Use “define [word]” to quickly bring up a word’s definition.
Make your browser do math. Also, start typing in your browser to do instant calculations and conversions (you don’t even have to hit enter!)
Have Google fill in the blanks. Just start typing something in, and Google’s autocomplete will likely give you the answer. For example “Martin Luther King Jr. was born on ” will show you “January 15 1929” and “Thomas Edison invented ” will list a few notable inventions. Google’s Knowledge Graph might even show you quickly the answers you’re looking for beneath your search. If autocomplete doesn’t help, add the “*” wildcard to get more answers (e.g., “Obama voted * on the * bill” to give you stories on a bunch of different bills).
Check out 20 Google Search shortcuts that can come in handy, and if you’re using Google Now, you have over 60 commands you can use to get quick information just by saying “Okay Google.”
Organize and Cite Research with Google Drive Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know
Google Drive comes with a research tool that finds information for you while you work on your paper. It also conveniently grabs the citation and inserts it, already formatted, for you into your document. Handy!
To use it, go to Tools > Research in your document or presentation and enter your search term. You can also right-click on a word or phrase in your document to search it. Click on the Google icon to specifically search images, Google Scholar, quotes, and more.
In the research pane, hover over a link to preview the page, click on it to open in a new tab, or drag-and-drop selected text into your document. The “cite” button will grab the citation (in MLA, APA, or Chicago styles) and the “insert link” button will insert the source website into your document.
Search Google Books and Use Google Scholar Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know
In the olden days, we had to go to the library and look up books that possibly had information in them as resources for papers. Now, you can just do a Google book search (which includes magazines) for anything that’s relevant, copy quotes, and pull all the information needed for your bibliography.
Head to books.google.com to start researching your topic or use Google’s advanced book search for options like book language, author, publication dates, and more. In the search results, you can also click on “Search tools” to filter books by ones that are available with a preview, select books or magazines, and filter or sort by date.
Public domain books can be downloaded as PDF, and out of copyright or books with author/publisher permission are fully viewable. You can search within books too, and have your search phrase highlighted, as well as add books to your library for future reference.
Additionally, when you search on a title, Google’s book overview page will list popular passages, a word cloud, bibliographic information, and other reference information.

nikhil9865:

Everyone knows how to “Google,” but not everyone Googles efficiently. This one-minute video from Hack College offers these three essential tips:

Be Specific. Find pages within sites using site:[website URL] and your search phrase, find authors using author:[name], and type intitle:[word] to find a page with that word in the title.
Format. Use filetype:[jpg or other extension] to find images and all sorts of files (such as docs and pdfs)
Broaden Your Search. Use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard search operator to fill in the blanks. For example, “Why money is *”
Taking this further, you can als

Find exams to practice with and other reference materials. Taking the “site:” operator a little further, you can search only education sites by typing in site:edu. This comes in handy when search for exams you can use to practice with: “site:edu advanced chemistry exam.” Combine this with the “filetype:pdf” or “filetype:doc” format for additional exams and documents. You can find a list of Google search operators on this Google help page and even more advanced operators here, but there are also non-official filetypes, such as “hlp for help files and js for Javascript files” you can search for (which we know thanks to the NSA, oddly enough).

History/politics students (or anyone interested in government) should also remember they can search site:gov.

Find more research. Use the “related:” operator to find similar sites to broaden your research. For example, “related:www.lifehacker.com” or “related:www.nsa.gov” to make sure you’re covering all your bases in your research.

Limit search results. Let’s say your professor doesn’t want you to use certain sources. Use the minus sign (-) operator to exclude results from a certain site (e.g., “encryption -site:Wikipedia.org”). You can also do this to refine the results when a word can mean more than one thing (e.g., “jaguar -car”).

Similarly, if there’s only a range of dates, measurements, or other numbers you want to find, use two periods (..) to set that range, e.g., “manufacturing 1990..2001” or “laptops ..$1000” (leave out one of the numbers to set a minimum or maximum).

Combine modifiers together. There are all sorts of powerful things you can do when you combine these search tricks. For example: “site:nytimes.com high school “test scores” -SAT2010..2014”

Here are more research tricks in one handy infographic.

Use Google Search Shortcuts to Pull Up Quick Answers
Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

You shouldn’t have to dig around or visit web pages for easy answers.

Get definitions. Use “define [word]” to quickly bring up a word’s definition.

Make your browser do math. Also, start typing in your browser to do instant calculations and conversions (you don’t even have to hit enter!)

Have Google fill in the blanks. Just start typing something in, and Google’s autocomplete will likely give you the answer. For example “Martin Luther King Jr. was born on ” will show you “January 15 1929” and “Thomas Edison invented ” will list a few notable inventions. Google’s Knowledge Graph might even show you quickly the answers you’re looking for beneath your search. If autocomplete doesn’t help, add the “*” wildcard to get more answers (e.g., “Obama voted * on the * bill” to give you stories on a bunch of different bills).

Check out 20 Google Search shortcuts that can come in handy, and if you’re using Google Now, you have over 60 commands you can use to get quick information just by saying “Okay Google.”

Organize and Cite Research with Google Drive
Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Google Drive comes with a research tool that finds information for you while you work on your paper. It also conveniently grabs the citation and inserts it, already formatted, for you into your document. Handy!

To use it, go to Tools > Research in your document or presentation and enter your search term. You can also right-click on a word or phrase in your document to search it. Click on the Google icon to specifically search images, Google Scholar, quotes, and more.

In the research pane, hover over a link to preview the page, click on it to open in a new tab, or drag-and-drop selected text into your document. The “cite” button will grab the citation (in MLA, APA, or Chicago styles) and the “insert link” button will insert the source website into your document.

Search Google Books and Use Google Scholar
Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

In the olden days, we had to go to the library and look up books that possibly had information in them as resources for papers. Now, you can just do a Google book search (which includes magazines) for anything that’s relevant, copy quotes, and pull all the information needed for your bibliography.

Head to books.google.com to start researching your topic or use Google’s advanced book search for options like book language, author, publication dates, and more. In the search results, you can also click on “Search tools” to filter books by ones that are available with a preview, select books or magazines, and filter or sort by date.

Public domain books can be downloaded as PDF, and out of copyright or books with author/publisher permission are fully viewable. You can search within books too, and have your search phrase highlighted, as well as add books to your library for future reference.

Additionally, when you search on a title, Google’s book overview page will list popular passages, a word cloud, bibliographic information, and other reference information.


I’ve seen quite a few people making resource masterposts so I decided to make my own so I can share all these wonderful websites/masterposts with you guys and maybe make your year a little bit more awesome! Also credit goes to these lovely people for inspiring this post: abercrombier bangarz theworldwillbewatching and im5-official! Xx
MOVIES
Giant Movie masterpost
Disney movies masterpost
Superhero movies masterpost
Movies for when you’re sick
Scary movies masterpost
Tumblr dedicated to finding movie links
When to pee during a movie
FOOD
Best brownie in a mug recipe ever
Cookie in a mug recipe
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
Study snacks (2)
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
SCHOOL/STUDYING
How to pull an all-nighter and still do well on an exam
How to write an essay
Didn’t listen in class?
Finals survival guide
Best learning website ever
Make flashcards
Writing references masterpost
How to survive in college
Solves any math problem (2)
Earn a cute kitten picture after writing
How to get motivated to study
Tips for a productive study break
Microsoft word equivalent
How to Google
Scholarpedia (basically Wikipedia but with reliable sources)
When should I go to bed?
CONVERTERS
YouTube to MP3 converter
8tracks playlist downloader
Download youtube videos
Convert anything to anything (literally)
SAD/ANXIOUS/STRESSED?
Emotional baggage check
Recovery resources
Need a hug?
The thoughts room
The quiet place
LEARN A FICTIONAL LANGUAGE
Learn Dothraki 
Dothraki to English dictionary
Learn High Valyrian
Learn Astapori Valyrian
Learn Tolkien Elvish writing
Learn Tolkien Elvish speaking
Learn to write Enochian
Learn to write Gallifreyan
Learn Vulcan
Vulcan to English and English to Vulcan dictionary
SOUNDS
Rainy mood
Coffee shop sounds (scientifically proven to boost creativity!)
Waves
Thunderstorm
TUMBLR
Transparent image master post (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (Fandom Edition)
Kawaii emojis
Typography masterpost
Fonts
How to make a theme
Check your post limit
Photoshop tutorials
Find any reaction GIF
MAKEUP
Winged eyeliner tutorial
Masterpost of makeup tips
Newspaper nail tutorial
OTHER
99 life hacks
Find out if a website is safe
Is [insert website name here] down for everyone or just me?
A world clock you can actually understand
Can’t remember the name of a song?
Do basically anything with your online friends
Hobbies masterpost
Weave silk
Paint a nebula
Need a random number?
Delete yourself from any website
What font is that?
Becoming an adult cheat sheet
Read any book (apparently)
Workout masterpost
What the fuck is the weather?

I’ve seen quite a few people making resource masterposts so I decided to make my own so I can share all these wonderful websites/masterposts with you guys and maybe make your year a little bit more awesome! Also credit goes to these lovely people for inspiring this post: abercrombier bangarz theworldwillbewatching and im5-official! Xx

MOVIES

FOOD

SCHOOL/STUDYING

CONVERTERS

SAD/ANXIOUS/STRESSED?

LEARN A FICTIONAL LANGUAGE

SOUNDS

TUMBLR

MAKEUP

OTHER


I’ve seen quite a few people making resource masterposts so I decided to make my own so I can share all these wonderful websites/masterposts with you guys and maybe make your year a little bit more awesome! Also credit goes to these lovely people for inspiring this post: abercrombier bangarz theworldwillbewatching and im5-official! Xx
MOVIES
Giant Movie masterpost
Disney movies masterpost
Superhero movies masterpost
Movies for when you’re sick
Scary movies masterpost
Tumblr dedicated to finding movie links
When to pee during a movie
FOOD
Best brownie in a mug recipe ever
Cookie in a mug recipe
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
Study snacks (2)
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
SCHOOL/STUDYING
How to pull an all-nighter and still do well on an exam
How to write an essay
Didn’t listen in class?
Finals survival guide
Best learning website ever
Make flashcards
Writing references masterpost
How to survive in college
Solves any math problem (2)
Earn a cute kitten picture after writing
How to get motivated to study
Tips for a productive study break
Microsoft word equivalent
How to Google
Scholarpedia (basically Wikipedia but with reliable sources)
When should I go to bed?
CONVERTERS
YouTube to MP3 converter
8tracks playlist downloader
Download youtube videos
Convert anything to anything (literally)
SAD/ANXIOUS/STRESSED?
Emotional baggage check
Recovery resources
Need a hug?
The thoughts room
The quiet place
LEARN A FICTIONAL LANGUAGE
Learn Dothraki 
Dothraki to English dictionary
Learn High Valyrian
Learn Astapori Valyrian
Learn Tolkien Elvish writing
Learn Tolkien Elvish speaking
Learn to write Enochian
Learn to write Gallifreyan
Learn Vulcan
Vulcan to English and English to Vulcan dictionary
SOUNDS
Rainy mood
Coffee shop sounds (scientifically proven to boost creativity!)
Waves
Thunderstorm
TUMBLR
Transparent image master post (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (Fandom Edition)
Kawaii emojis
Typography masterpost
Fonts
How to make a theme
Check your post limit
Photoshop tutorials
Find any reaction GIF
MAKEUP
Winged eyeliner tutorial
Masterpost of makeup tips
Newspaper nail tutorial
OTHER
99 life hacks
Find out if a website is safe
Is [insert website name here] down for everyone or just me?
A world clock you can actually understand
Can’t remember the name of a song?
Do basically anything with your online friends
Hobbies masterpost
Weave silk
Paint a nebula
Need a random number?
Delete yourself from any website
What font is that?
Becoming an adult cheat sheet
Read any book (apparently)
Workout masterpost
What the fuck is the weather?

I’ve seen quite a few people making resource masterposts so I decided to make my own so I can share all these wonderful websites/masterposts with you guys and maybe make your year a little bit more awesome! Also credit goes to these lovely people for inspiring this post: abercrombier bangarz theworldwillbewatching and im5-official! Xx

MOVIES

FOOD

SCHOOL/STUDYING

CONVERTERS

SAD/ANXIOUS/STRESSED?

LEARN A FICTIONAL LANGUAGE

SOUNDS

TUMBLR

MAKEUP

OTHER

lifehackprofessional:

lifemadesimple:

Wearing a suit that fits makes the world of difference.

Or watch an informative video on it. (source)

I already have a post about looking dapper in a suit, but I figure this is a better illustration and won’t involve eye strain to read.