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Craig Varley
Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville
Lenoir-Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Room 322
Subjects: Public Health

Google Tools


Find out what else you can do with Google besides web searches! Learn how these easy-to-use Google tools can save you time and make collaborating easy. Google is always changing and developing, so this guide covers the most popular Google services, and those likely to be of help to our students.

How to Use this Guide

Use the tabs to the left to explore more about Google Tools:

Google Drive explains Google's free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which enable distance collaboration.

Google Scholar explains the scope and purpose of Google academic search engine so that you can effectively use it in tandem with the library's databases.

Google Maps highlights the features of Google's mapping service and it's applications - including Google Earth.

Other Google Creations introduces you to some of the more popular and useful tools that Google has developed.

Google Searching Tips gives you some pointers for getting more relevant Google search results.