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Basic Components of Google Search box to key in search words Advanced Search Option Search options web or Images or news etc. Regional language search options Automatically takes you to first search result of Google Results in multiple web page options to view To change default search settings
Start the search 1.Type KEY words to search 2. More words related to your topic will give better results 3. Use only KEY words. Avoid sentences for the purpose of demonstration I will use the word Manager
Understand the results 3 key Components Link to the web site and its title Click here to reach the site Brief contents of the web site. Scan through if it meets your search. May give a brief idea of the content in the website Address of the website
Select Options 1.Be specific 2. Each component gives varied Results 3. Use only KEY words. Avoid sentences Use drop down for more options
Search results of the options Web Images News Books
Options to narrow results 1.Advanced Search 2.Options to select Language 3.Options search file format to narrow search results Use exact Phrase to Narrow results
Saving search for reference
If It is a web site,
Option 1: Add to favorites for further reference
Option 2: Save the file as .mht file
File >>Save as >> Webarchive , singlefile file(*.mht)
If File type is specified in advanced search,
Right click and “ save target as”
and… or… not
Using AND between words shows
Web pages with information using both words
Using OR between words shows
web pages with information using either of the words or both the words
Using NOT between words excludes the word after NOT
Use quotes to Search an exact Phrase
Eg: “Manager worker” shows web sites with exact phrase
Use wildcards like * for missing words
Eg: “Harry potter and *” shows all the stories that start with “Harry potter and”
Using words to search
Using Commands to search
Use these commands (without quotes) in the search window.
“ intitle: ” Find sites with one search term in the title.
“ allintitle: ” Find sites with all search terms in the title.
“ filetype: ” Specify a type of document to search.
Note that a colon : follows the command
Use of command – intitle: Results of using command gave me sites with manager in the web site name Use of command – allintitle: Results showed me web sites with both manager and worker in their site name Use of command – filetype: Here I gave filetype: as GIF so the results are the links to Gif with manager in the neme!