Being a college student makes paying for lots of different services difficult, if not impossible. This is where Google comes into play. Google offers many free resources that you can use to be more efficient in your school work and in your life in general. Some of their services can also be used just for fun, like google trends. Check this out with your buddies, it shows you a graph displaying the amount of searches for a certain topic over a specified period of time. Go ahead, try Ham Vs. Turkey, Biggie Vs. Pac, place some bets, make it interesting. Check out these awesome Google services that you can use for free.
1(800)-GOOG-411. Who still pays up to 75 cents by calling an operator to find an address or phone number? Not me! Try Goog411 – it’s a voice automated free information service, and when you pick the business you want to connect to just say “text message” or “map it” and Google will automatically send a text message with more details or a map directly to your phone.
Google Books – This a great resource for doing papers and research. This Google service allows you to search for the full text of tons of books for information or just for reading.
Google Docs – This service from Google allows you to upload documents onto the Google interface and share them with your colleagues and classmates. This service makes group projects a breeze even if your group can’t all meet somewhere at the same time.
Google Scholar – This service allows you to search published papers, opinions and journals. A great resource for term papers. Just make sure to annotate it right.
Google has tons of other services such as “Sketch-up” – a free 3d modeling program, Calendar, Dictionary, News, Instant Messaging, Translate, and various applications for mobile phones. Get some Google in your life.
If you need help using Google Services, check out this book. Google Search and Tools in a Snap
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