Search Box Quickies
These are some of the things you can do to get your answer quickly without having to find a specific web site. There are many tools that can help you survive the Ready Reference desk whammo of the day. This is just a sample:
- To get a definition of a word type define, press the space bar and then your word.
- Use it as a calculator, if you know basic math just type in the formula and press search. Your answer will appear before your eyes.
- To find a restaurant in a certain zip code type the kind of food, press the space bar and then the zip code. Google will show you a list of the area restaurants with a map, the name of the restaurant and their web site. You might think it is important but I have people asking me all the time where can I go for a taste of Yak.
Those of you who will be sitting at the Ready Reference desk will absolutely want to embed these skills to memory.