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Sometimes it’s hard to know if the information you find on the web is trustworthy. Or, what if you just can’t find what you need?

Ask an Info Pro from the OU Health Science Center Library for guidance. 3 ways:

You get to talk with a real person who knows the medical information ropes.

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5 Google Tricks You May Not Know Exist

Google engineers are pretty clever. They have built in applications and ways to get at information right into the browser.

Here are 5 of our favorites:

Set a timer.
For example if I type, “set timer to 45 minutes and 30 seconds,” the clock will immediately start to count down.

Eat this, not that.
Type in “hamburger vs. veggie burger,” for instance, and you’ll get a complete nutritional breakdown.

Convert measurements
I could type in “3 yards to inches” and find out that there are 108 inches in 3 yards.

Track a package
Enter the tracking number in the search bar. No need to go to UPS, FedEx or USPS.

Find all the books by an author.
Search for “Books by” and the name of an author, Google will display all of their works. And, it even lets you sort by popularity, newest or oldest.

A few more Google tricks: