Yubnub/Search Related Commands

YubNub users save a step or two when it comes to searching the World Wide Web. By using YubNub commands, they no longer have to go to a particular search page to type in and submit their queries.


Search engine queriesEdit

A lot of search sites do not crawl the web themselves, but use an index from another search engine. The following YubNub commands provide quick access to those search engines:

g (google or gg)
search using Google
y
search Yahoo
ask
search with Ask
a9
search A9
alta
search Altavista
wlive
search Live


Special optionsEdit

gfl (goto or ifl)
search Google using the "I Feel Lucky" feature
ggn (g2 or g9)
search Google in the "Browse by Name" mode, a hybrid between "I Feel Lucky" and a standard search
ggs
use Google suggest as you type, now the default for a standard Google search.
superg
does most Google searches in one command
ysite (or explore)
displays the pages indexed by Yahoo for the given site
ylinks
displays the links to a site according to Yahoo's index


Popular types of searchEdit

These include other portals to search engines as well as searching for specific types of information.

all (or atw)
search Alltheweb
bgo
search (maybe win) using Blingo
brain
search BrainBoost
dp
Dogpile search
mss
Microsoft MSN Search
sema
SearchMash
twin
search via Twingine


Image searchEdit

gim
search Google for images
yim (or yimages)
find Yahoo images
limg
search Live for images
flcc
search Flickr for photos published with a Creative Commons (CC) license
mashim
search images using a mash-up of Google, Yahoo, and Flickr


Map searchEdit

gmaps (gm or gm2)
search maps provided at Google
ymaps
search maps at Yahoo
geocode
use Geocoder to return the latitude & longitude for an address
topoz
use zip code to find a topographic map at Trails


Word searchEdit

This category includes online dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus search.

= (define, meaning, or equals)
search for a word's meaning at Dictionary
dict
search for definitions at Dict.org
fdt
search TheFreeDictionary
mw (webster)
search the Merriam-Webster database
speak
Speaks a single word, via the Merriam-Webster dictionary's audio files
cambridge
Cambridge dictionary lookup
olrd (onelook or ol)
search OneLook Reverse Dictionary
wordref
consult WordReference
ona
search OneAcross dictionary
dfn
define query Google
wikis (wiki or wp)
search Wikipedia
=?
search the Thesaurus
rwords
see relationship between words using Lexical FreeNet
bartleby
search for references in great books online at Bartleby
thesaurus
search the Merriam-Webster thesaurus
gdef (gdefine or gdeff)
performs a Google definition search
wnet
searches online dictionaries using die.net
a (answer or ans)
searches Answers


File searchEdit

hype
search for audio tracks
download
search for files at Download


News searchEdit

gnews (or gnws)
search news at Google
ynews (or xny)
search news at Yahoo


Blog searchEdit

tec (or tecn)
search Technorati
ljseek
search LiveJournal entries
spht
search for blog posts related to a particular URL


Weather searchEdit

w (or weather)
search for local weather information at Weather
wu
use zip code to search WeatherUnderground
fc
use zip code to find forcast using AccuWeather
yweather (or yw)
find weather info from Yahoo


Directory searchEdit

c411phone
do a reverse phone search using Canada411 directory
phone
search WhitePages residential telephone listings
ypeople
find people by surname
zab
use Zabasearch to find people


Book searchEdit

am (amazon or ama)
search for books at Amazon
asinlookup
look up the ASIN number for an Amazon item, given the items URL
bi
search Wikipedia using the ISBN number
freebook
title word search for books available at Penn's online book page
Example: freebook beagle
freebook-author
author search for books available at Penn's online book page
nypl
search the New York Public Library
sprk
search for SparkNotes guides
sworldcat
worldcat -isbn {scrapeisbn1 ${kw}} -where ${where=19460}
Mashes up worldcatlibraries.org and ISBNdb.com


Comics searchEdit

cmc
search Comics
cmcx
search GoComics
dilbert
read the Dilbert comic strip
garfield
read the Garfiled comic strip


Movie searchEdit

imdb
search the International Movie Database
imdbq (or moviequote)
search for movie quotes using IMDB
nytmovies
search through the New York Times movie reviews


Music searchEdit

sing
find a song with Sing365
tabs
911tabs meta-search tabs for a song
discogs
search the Discogs database of music information
musipedia
search Musipedia.org for music by specifying if the notes goes up, down or repeats using a series of u's, d's and r's as arguments, where u=up, d=down and r=repeat
Example: musipedia rrrudrrrrrrrrrdrrrr Result (among others): Lennon-McCartney (Beatles): Yellow Submarine (chorus)


TelevisionEdit

ontv
search tv listings by zipcode and select a local provider
tvg
search for the show title via TV Guide
tv.com
TV search
bbctv
search for BBC radio and television programs
mtvsearch
search MTV
simpsons
read what TheSimpsonsQuotes serves up


Subject searchEdit

AviationEdit

airport
find airport information using World-Airport-Codes
airportinfo
view pilot aviation information from FlightAware
metar
lookup METAR observiations via the National Weather Service
taf
get Terminal Aerodrome Forcast for any ICAO station
avtrack
track aircraft in real-time using Flight Aware


GenealogyEdit

roots
search genealogy in the RootsWeb database.


GeographyEdit

cia
search the CIA's world factbook for information on different nations
nme
search for information on a country via NationMaster


HealthEdit

gweecal
check calories at The Daily Plate
clab
search using the Calorie Counter at CalorieLab


MathematicsEdit

math (or mathworld)
search MathWorld
mathlinks (or mth)
search the MathLinks forum
mathdef
Lucky Google search of the Springer Online Encyclopedia of Mathematics

PhysicsEdit

apsgoto
search Reviews of Modern Physics
hsw
search on How Stuff Works
jphys (or iop)
search and IOP journal