All you need is access to the internet!
Step 1: Getting Rid of Stuff You Don't Want
This restricted the search to William Ernest Henley, but it could not have anything with wikipedia.Try it out Here.
Step 2: Restricting the Search to Certain Sites
to the end of my search. I also used it to search specifically within a certain site by putting the name of the site after the Site: tag. For example, to make sure you only search for World War Two on the Encyclopedia Britannica website, try this:
World War Two site:britannica.com
Make sure that there is no http:// or www. in the Site: area. Check that out here.
Step 3: Search More Specifically
"Peanuts are yummy".
In my case, a search for "My head is bloody, but unbowed" results in a search for that in that order.
Check it out Here.
Check out what happens if you do it wrong Here. (As you can see, by messing up the order, Google can't search for it and get results unless you remove the quotes.)
Step 4: Searching for a File Type
Meatloaf recipe filetype:pdf
What you type after the filetype: should be the 3 letter abbreviation for the file type. Try this one out Here.
Step 5: Convert Stuff
5 kilometers in miles
and I get a little table that tells me just that.
Check it out Here.
You can also try this out with currency by typing the same format as previously. For example, to find out 10 US dollars in Euros, I type this:
10 usd in euros
Check that one out Here.
Step 6: Find Related Stuff
and I get a list of similar sites. Try that out Here.
Step 7: Search Within a Range
and when I scroll past the ads, I get the results I was looking for! The .. is the trick. By adding two periods, you tell Google that you are looking for a range. You do not need to do this with money, it just needs to be two numbers.
Check that out Here.
Step 8: Search Greater Than
Batteries '100.. V'
and get This. Unfortunately, this seems to search for batteries, volts, and any number over 100, so seeing as I cannot find batteries with voltages over 100 volts, credit card companies everywhere are safe. However, although I cannot come up with a good example, it is a good one to know.
Step 9: Get Info About Flight Schedules
Flights from Washington to Berlin
and get This. When you get past the ads, there is a lovely table giving you all the information you need, with prices and airlines. Of course, this handy trick is not reserved for secret agents! You, too, can search for flights in the same ways. (As a little tip when buying airline tickets online: From what I understand, a lot of these airlines have cookies so that they know when you come back, and guess you will buy from them, resulting in them raising prices a little for their profit. Clear your cookies before buying an airline ticket online!)
Step 10: Search for Public Data
and Google tells me, as you can see here. It also gives me graphs and stuff.
Step 11: Stocks and Finance
Step 12: Finding Earthquake and Weather Information
and I get some weather statistics for my area. I can also search
and I will get a list of recent earthquakes, as well as some basic info about them, as seen here.
Step 13: TaDa!