33. About Other Google Specialized Searches
You can do far more specialized searches with Google than can possibly be covered in this chapter, and probably even in an entire book. And more specialized search opportunities become available all the time. Following is a brief list of other areas of Google you can use for specialized searches:
Want to test-drive Google's newest features? Head to the Google Labs site at http://labs.google.com. That's where Google introduces and tests new features and products. Not all of them make the cut, so you might find features there that are eventually killed. But most new features start off in the labs first.
If that's not enough for you, Google has put together a page that enables you to do many kinds of specialized searcheseverything from searching for books to searching dictionaries, finding movie reviews, and more. Go to www.google.com/help/features.html and click the kind of search you want to do. You are sent to a search box. Use that box as you would normally use Google, and it does your specialized search for you.
Alternatively, click the More link above the search box on the main Google screen to see the More, more, more page with a similar list of search optionsincluding a link to Google Labs. The www.google.com/help/features.html page is more comprehensive than the more, more, more page, and better still is that you can do searches right from the features pagein many cases, there's no need to click to another site.
If you're the trusting sort, you can do an I'm Feeling Lucky search from Google's main page. Type your search terms and click the I'm Feeling Lucky button; Google sends you straight to the most relevant page it findsthe search result that would normally be at the top of a search results page.