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The explanation has been blogged at http://wowter.net/2011/08/30/google-better-with-google/

The explanation has been blogged at http://wowter.net/2011/08/30/google-better-with-google/

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  • 1. Google Better with Google Wouter Gerritsma, Wageningen UR Library
  • 2. Which Google?  http://www.google.com/ncr (ncr = No Country Redirect)
  • 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. There is more than one
  • 5. Google advanced
  • 6. Study the advanced search options
  • 7. Study the advanced search options
  • 8. Study the advanced search options
  • 9. Study the advanced search options
  • 10. Search with more than 2 words
  • 11. Search with more than 2 words
  • 12. Search with more than 2 words
  • 13. Search with more than 2 words
  • 14. Search with more than 2 words
  • 15. Keep words together  “Phrase search” Compare [water management] V [“water management”]
  • 16. 2 phrases are better than 2 words
  • 17. Search for title words  [intitle:”agaricus bisporus”]  [allintitle:agaricus bisporus cultivation]
  • 18. Search for title words  [intitle:”agaricus bisporus”]  [allintitle:agaricus bisporus cultivation]
  • 19. Search for PDF files  Most scholarly material is published as PDF  [”agaricus bisporus” ext:pdf]
  • 20. Search for PDF files  Most scholarly material is published as PDF  [”agaricus bisporus” ext:pdf]
  • 21. Watch out for office documents
  • 22. Search for results from a specific domain  [”water management” site:.edu]
  • 23. Search for results from a specific domain  ["water management" site:.edu]
  • 24. Search for number ranges  ["publication strategies" 2009...2011] !three dots
  • 25. Search for number ranges  ["publication strategies" 2010...2013] !Use three dots
  • 26. Exclude specific terms  [mercury -ford -freddy -outboard –planet -newspaper]
  • 27. Exclude specific terms  [mercury -ford -freddy -outboard –planet -newspaper]
  • 28. Search with OR  ["carbon dioxide" OR co2]
  • 29. Search with OR  ["carbon dioxide" OR CO2]
  • 30. Combine
  • 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/