/Search Tools/ - For this section, I looked at Google News. I found several articles of interest in the News Archives and was frustrated when I was only able to read the headlines and short blurbs below the headline. The main Google News area was easy to use. My topic was swine flu which retrieved a lot of results. Customizing the page wasn't difficult and I liked skimming through the headlines. The nice thing about the main Google News area is that when I found an interesting headline, clicking on it brought up the whole article---yeah!
/Google Calendar/ - I had fun with this application and used it to set up a calendar of family activities. I added a link to it on my iGoogle webpage.