Use Web Browser for Common Tasks

Quick Facts and Information

For many searches, Google will do the work for you and show an answer to your question in the search results. Google's spell checker automatically uses the most common spelling of a given word, whether or not you spell it correctly. 

  • Weather: Search weather to see the weather in your location or add a city name, like weather Waco, to find weather for a certain place.
  • Dictionary: Put define in front of any word to see its definition. 
  • Calculations: Enter a math equation like 3*9123, or solve complex graphing equations.
  • Unit conversions: Enter any conversion, like 16 ounces in pounds.
  • Quick facts: Search for the name of a celebrity, location, movie, or song to find related information. 
  • Maps/Directions: Enter directions to and then choose a location like the nearest library or other specific location to see directions using Google Maps.
  • Time zones: Enter a time zone, like eastern time zone, to see the current time in that area. Additionally, enter a specific city, like Seattle, to see which time zone that city is in.

For these types of quick fact searches, you will most likely find the information you need will be displayed in the Knowledge Graph, a small box at the top of the page of search results.

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For more search tips, visit the Google Tips and Tricks page.


If you are looking for current news about a topic, rather than generic information, click the News tab under the search box on the page of search results.

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