Google better with google, Updated 2014 01 05

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Google better with google, Updated 2014 01 05

  1. 1. Google Better with Google Wouter Gerritsma, Wageningen UR Library
  2. 2. Which Google?  http://www.google.com/ncr (ncr = No Country Redirect)
  3. 3. Some personalization  Edit “search settings” ● Language settings ● Search filtering ● Number of results ● Open in a new window ● Instant search  Install the “Google Toolbar” (IE only)
  4. 4. There is more than one
  5. 5. Google advanced
  6. 6. Study the advanced search options
  7. 7. Study the advanced search options
  8. 8. Study the advanced search options
  9. 9. Study the advanced search options
  10. 10. Search with more than 2 words
  11. 11. Search with more than 2 words
  12. 12. Search with more than 2 words
  13. 13. Search with more than 2 words
  14. 14. Search with more than 2 words
  15. 15. Keep words together  “Phrase search” Compare [water management] V [“water management”]
  16. 16. 2 phrases are better than 2 words
  17. 17. Search for title words  [intitle:”agaricus bisporus”]  [allintitle:agaricus bisporus cultivation]
  18. 18. Search for title words  [intitle:”agaricus bisporus”]  [allintitle:agaricus bisporus cultivation]
  19. 19. Search for PDF files  Most scholarly material is published as PDF  [”agaricus bisporus” ext:pdf]
  20. 20. Search for PDF files  Most scholarly material is published as PDF  [”agaricus bisporus” ext:pdf]
  21. 21. Watch out for office documents
  22. 22. Search for results from a specific domain  [”water management” site:.edu]
  23. 23. Search for results from a specific domain  ["water management" site:.edu]
  24. 24. Search for number ranges  ["publication strategies" 2009...2011] !three dots
  25. 25. Search for number ranges  ["publication strategies" 2010...2013] !Use three dots
  26. 26. Exclude specific terms  [mercury -ford -freddy -outboard –planet -newspaper]
  27. 27. Exclude specific terms  [mercury -ford -freddy -outboard –planet -newspaper]
  28. 28. Search with OR  ["carbon dioxide" OR co2]
  29. 29. Search with OR  ["carbon dioxide" OR CO2]
  30. 30. Combine
  31. 31. Thank you! Available at http://www.slideshare.net/Wowter/google-better-with-google-6637458 Explanation can be found at http://wowter.net/2011/08/30/google-better-with-google/

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