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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

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