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Shortcut: Search by Number

“Parcel tracking IDs, patents, and other specialized numbers can be entered into Google’s search box for quick access to information about them,” according to the Google Web Search Features page, www.google.com/help/features.html.
Special searches by number types include:


Area Code Map
[ 212 ]

Package Tracking
[ 999444666222 ]

Flight Tracking Information
[ united 42 ]

Vehicle Information
[ JH4NA1157MT001832 ]

Patent Search
[ patent 5122313 ]

FAA Airplane Registration Numbers
[ n199ua ]

UPC […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

Shortcut: Phone Numbers and Addresses

Google no longer supports personal telephone and address searches because of numerous user complaints.

Finding the phone number of a person who lives in the United States used to mean searching the white pages of the telephone directory. Printed residential phone books are getting scarce, but Google has an alternative: the Residential PhoneBook service. Just enter […]

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

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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