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Shortcut: Street Maps

Want to find where something is or how to get there? Just enter an address into Google. You can also copy and paste addresses, even ones with embedded carriage returns, into Google’s search box. When Google recognizes your query as a location, the results page includes a map for that location.
Google Maps’ coverage of the […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday August 31, 2008

Going Directly to the First Result

Click on the I’m Feeling Lucky button on Google’s home page to go directly to the first result for your query. Instead of showing you a list of pages, Google sends you immediately to the result that may be most relevant to your query. For example, if you enter the query [ california driving ] (without the […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday March 13, 2007

Favorite Shortcuts

Note: Nancy uses this page for presentations on her favorite Google features. You can find more information about these features in other sections of Google Guide.

Google provides shortcuts for finding commonly sought utilities and information, which you may have previously found offline or on specialized sites.

Want Driving Directions?
Enter a U.S. street address, including zip code or city/state.


Clicking on a map-provider link takes you to a map showing the location result and links to driving directions.

Need a Definition?
If […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday February 26, 2012

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