3.1 Using search engines to find solutions

In this section, we will look at ways to use search engines, specifically Google, to find information and solve problems. The Google search engine enables you to find what you’re looking for on the world wide web. The web contains a huge amount of information as well as numerous guides and tutorials showing you how to perform routine tasks and offering solutions to everyday problems.

In a fraction of a second, Google will offer hundreds of millions of answers to your questions. For some searches, Google will present you with quick answers at the top of the results page, so you don’t have to sift through them. For example, if you ask Google about the weather forecast, you will get something like the image below:

Filtering to find specific information