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  • Start by typing in a simple search criteria that is relevant to the learner group
  • Trainers Notes: Let the participants attempt to construct a relevant search criteria for any options on this slide
  • Demonstrate
  • Ask the participants to perform targetted searches on images, news items, videos, maps, news, books and blogs
  • Demonstrate this capability by searching for content in a different language and have them displayed in English on the browser

Web searching Web searching Presentation Transcript

  • Finding information on the Internet
    WEB 2.0
  • Learning Objectives
    You will learn :
    • About the different types of search engines
    • How to perform simple and advanced searches using google search engine
    • How to perform targeted searches
    • How to translate and personalize your searches
    WEB 2.0
  • Different Types of Searches ….
    • Search can be performed either through a search engine or a directory.
    • A search engine is automated while a directory service is compiled by humans.
    WEB 2.0
  • Searching with Google
    WEB 2.0
  • Searching With Google
    Expand the “More” link to search more content types
    WEB 2.0
  • Searching With Google
    Expand the “More search tools” link to see different search tools
    WEB 2.0
  • Searching with Google
    For advanced search options
  • Searching with Google
    By default Google returns only pages that match all your search terms.
    • You can tailor searches to return specific results
  • Google Advanced Search
    “…“: exact phrase e.g. "to be or not to be"
    -: forbidden terms e.g. cow-mad
    * : words starting with e.g. people*
    NEAR : adjacent words e.g. (stock NEAR exchange)
    OR: logical expression e.g. (plan OR programme)
  • Google Advanced Search
    [Site:countrycode] restricts results to a country (two letter country codes)
    [Filetype:] retrieves only specified formats
    [related:] lists web pages that are "similar" to a specified web page.
    [after:] modified after a given date e.g. after:DD/MM/AAAA
    [before:] modified before a given date e.g. before:DD/MM/AAAA
  • Google Advanced Search
    [[allintitle:] restricts the results to those with all of the query words in the title.
    [intitle:] restricts the results to documents containing that word in the title.
    [define:] provides a definition of words gathered from various online sources.
  • Targeted Searches – Discussions lists
    Groups: http://groups.google.com/
    Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/
  • Targeted Searches – Discussions lists
    A google targeted search for discussions related to a particular topic
  • Language Search and Tools
    Search for content in different languages and get it served in your preferred language: http://translate.google.com
    Translated search: http://www.google.com/language_tools
  • Translated search: practicum
  • Search Services…
    Books: http://books.google.com
    Journals: http://www.scirus.org
    Scholarly literature: http://scholar.google.com
    Projects: http://aida.developmentgateway.org
    News: http://news.google.com
    Search with related links http://www.exalead.com/search