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Beyond the Basic Google Search: WolframAlpha

This presentation given at Point Loma Nazarene University's 2014 Fall Festival "Ask A Professor." The guide presents a look at Internet search engines and directories to enhance your search strategies.

What Wolfram|Alpha can do for you.

WolframAlpha

Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. They aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Their goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries.

What can you ask Wolfram|Alpha about?

Click on the links below for examples from the various subject areas.

Music

Transportation

Weather & Meteorology

Physics

Dates & Times

Life Sciences

Materials

Culture & Media     

Technological World

Mathematics

Health & Medicine

Computational Sciences

Engineering

People & History

Money & Finance

Chemistry

Organizations

Units & Measures

Astronomy

Art & Design

Words & Linguistics

Shopping

Food & Nutrition

Statistics & Data Analysis

Earth Sciences

Places & Geography      

Socioeconomic data

Education

Sports & Games

Web & Computer Systems

 Surprises