Google Search: Tips and Tricks
By Lulu Feltovich
Google Does Specifications
If you want a specific source website, simply type your search term along with "site: (your source site)" and Google will bring up results from that site.
Google Finds Files
Want a gif? Don't want to convert a file? Typing "filetype:(type of file like jpeg)" along with your search term will bring up search results for that file type.
If you simply type in the question you have ($10 in pounds) Google will convert the amount for you.
Typing "define:(your word)" prompts Google to bring up a briefer, easier definition right then and there.
Google Narrows it Down
If you are looking for government-related information, or any other specific type of website Google has a function that allows you to type "site:(.gov, .com, etc.)" and it will display the results for that type of page.