Since last month’s Lunch and Learn on searching Google was so popular, we decided to add two hands-on Google classes this month. Google Search Basics will focus on beginning Google searches. You’ll learn to choose the best keywords, refine your search results, and understand and evaluate your results. Advanced Google Search will focus on advanced search tips & tricks. You’ll learn to search images, maps, videos, news, recipes, movie times, and more.
One of my favorite Google search tricks is to search images by color. Let’s say you remember reading a book about interior design, but you can’t remember the title or author. You do remember that it had a red cover, though. (Sound familiar? We’ve heard this problem once or twice at the Information Desk.) In the Google search box, enter “interior design book,” then click “Images” below the search box. Now you see a bunch of interior design books, but you don’t see the book that you are looking for.
Click “Search Tools.” An additional menu pops up with several different options. Click “Color,” then click on the red box.
Notice the red in all your results? Scroll down until you find your book.
And there it is! Design Sponge at Home! The search by color feature is also useful if you’re looking for all black and white images or diagrams, or if you’re looking for transparent images.