Get the most from Google [email_address]
What we will try to cover! <ul><li>Google Searches  </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><u...
About Google <ul><li>Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zero...
Google <ul><li>You can search for content in 35 non-English languages </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese, Greek, Icelandic, Hebrew,...
Ok. <ul><li>Let’s get started  </li></ul><ul><li>First lets look at the standard search page </li></ul>
The search page- your are familiar with (quick overview of this page) Google UK versus Google com- use google UK for UK re...
A quick look a global preferences <ul><li>Your Preferences  which determines what google will return- either result for ad...
Interface Language <ul><li>Display Google tips and messages in: over a hundred different lauguages  </li></ul><ul><li>From...
Search Language <ul><li>Search for pages written in all languages  </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Search only for ...
SafeSearch filtering  <ul><li>Blocks results containing explicit content.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use  strict filtering  (Filte...
Number of Results <ul><li> Google's default (10 results) provides the fastest results. </li></ul><ul><li>Display 10-100 re...
iGoogle- personalised homepage <ul><li>Loads of gadgets and applications to make your google homepage more engaging. </li>...
iGoogle- personalised homepage
Loads of tabs and gadgets
Can move the sections about
Add new tabs
Tab name
More gadgets- Add it now
Added Now we will look at Google searches
The Essentials of Google Search  <ul><li>Doing a search on Google is easy.  </li></ul><ul><li>Simply type one or more sear...
Let’s start by typing in a search phrase e.g your name  mine is“mr colin hamilton” hit the 'Enter'
You get a results page– lets have a look at this page next…
Google results page  ( but only 1000 results are ever returned ) <ul><li>A. Top links </li></ul><ul><li>B. Google search b...
Cached pages <ul><li>Google takes a snapshot of each page when it crawls a site </li></ul><ul><li>Used as a back-up in cas...
Google stores a copy of webpages and highlights where the terms are  useful for in long pages!
Or you could follow the link as normal to the original page
Ok so that’s fine. <ul><li>We have searched for a phrase and got a result. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look a what makes a goo...
Choosing search terms   <ul><li>Choosing the right search terms is the key to finding the information you need. </li></ul>...
Questions <ul><li>What is the time </li></ul><ul><li>What is the capital of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>What is podcasting ...
Capitalisation   <ul><li>Google searches are  NOT  case sensitive.  All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be ...
Automatic &quot; and &quot; queries   <ul><li>By default, Google only returns pages that include all of your search terms....
Automatic exclusion of common words   <ul><li>Google ignores common words  </li></ul><ul><li>E.g &quot; where &quot; and &...
Word variations (stemming)   <ul><li>E.g  If you search for  pet dog dietary needs , Google will also search for  pet dog ...
“ Phrase searches”   <ul><li>You can search for specific sentences </li></ul><ul><li>E.g . “what is the best mp3 player” <...
Exclusive terms   <ul><li>If your search term has more than one meaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g (virus) , a computer one...
And finally... &quot;I'm Feeling Lucky&quot;   <ul><li>&quot;I'm Feeling Lucky&quot; button, takes you straight to the mos...
NOW some more search types <ul><li>Lets look at other ways to refine your search </li></ul><ul><li>Using : </li></ul><ul><...
Using  OR  in a search <ul><li>You can search for several terms at once such as  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;holidays in japan...
Using  Include  in a Search  <ul><li>If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can include it by ...
Using a  Synonym  in a Search  <ul><li>Search for a term and also its synonyms,  </li></ul><ul><li>place the tilde sign (&...
Doing a  Domain  Search  <ul><li>You can use Google to search only within one specific website  </li></ul><ul><li>Enter th...
Doing a  Numrange  Search  <ul><li>Numrange searches for results containing numbers in a given range.  </li></ul><ul><li>J...
Search quick references
Advanced search summary you can search for pages <ul><li>that contain ALL the search terms you type in  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Now lets look at even more Advanced searching. Look at: <ul><li>cache   </li></ul><ul><li>link   </li></ul><ul><li>related...
cache <ul><li>If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document.  </li...
cache <ul><li>Also use  &quot;Cached&quot; link on Google's main results page.  </li></ul><ul><li>The query [cache:] will ...
link   <ul><li>Lists webpages that have links to the specified webpage.  </li></ul><ul><li>E.g [ link:www.google.com ] wil...
For my staff page- only one page links to it, the staff list.
related   <ul><li>The query [related:] will list web pages that are &quot;similar&quot; to a specified web page.  </li></u...
info   <ul><li>The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that web page.  </li></ul><ul><li>For...
Define   <ul><li>You can ask google for a definition of a word or a phrase such as  </li></ul><ul><li>define:podcast </li>...
stocks   <ul><li>Find out stock prices using the Stock: query </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. [stocks: intc yhoo] will show informat...
stocks
allintitle   <ul><li>If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the qu...
intitle   <ul><li>If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that w...
allinurl   <ul><li>If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query ...
inurl   <ul><li>If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word ...
Advanced search summary you can search for pages <ul><li>that contain ALL the search terms you type in  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Advanced search reference
ADVANCED SEARCH PAGE- lets talk about this screen- No of results:
Search for non-english languages
Search for PDFs or excel only etc Do a search for expense.with file format xls to find a spreadsheet
Pages of specific age
Look for pages with the keywords in the title or the URL etc This type of search is susceptible to abuse- hackers us it to...
Usage rights helps you find published content -- including music, photos, movies, books, and educational materials -- that...
Look for similar pages
See the similar page link on the  results page below
Spend some time trying some advanced searches
Ideas <ul><li>1. Look for a budget in excel (xls) format </li></ul><ul><li>2. Look for a word document on recycling </li><...
1. Look for a budget in excel format
2. Look for a word document on recycling
Other nice things about Google search <ul><li>Lets look at a couple of other interesting things Google search can do for y...
Spell Checker <ul><li>Google's spell checking software automatically looks at your query and checks your spelling </li></u...
Spell Checker
calculator <ul><li>Google can work out calculations for you. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. 500*13 </li></ul><ul><li>It can do man...
Such as below
Or even more complex! <ul><li>1  a.u./c </li></ul><ul><li>56*78 </li></ul><ul><li>1.21 GW / 88 mph </li></ul><ul><li>e^(i ...
Calculator reference
Currency Conversion <ul><li>You can convert currency with google  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enter the conversion you'd like do...
Currency Conversion
Refinement of your search <ul><li>For searches within certain topics, you may notice links at the top of the search result...
Select a refinement  e.g .test/diagnosis
Get a more refined result Or type in your own query e.g.  back pain more:sciatic nerve
Results as below
That’s a lot on searches! <ul><li>Google has much more interesting ways to navigate the information on the web  </li></ul>...
Image search – search for all types of images
e.g. type in your name and hit search Try it now
Specify size of image
Get large images of Glasgow
Click on an image to open webpage frame- see below
Advanced image searches e.g Search for black/white images only
image preferences –  unfiltered search = uncensored images!
Spend sometime searching for interesting images.
End of google images <ul><li>Now what else does google have? </li></ul><ul><li>Google news </li></ul>
Now lets look at google News
News section has all the latest world news- lets talk about the screen.
Select news from locations
You can customise this page layout- move types of stories up to the top of the page
Move the boxes around on the right and save layout. Try this now
As below
Also can add a custom news section e.g. lebanon
See it as below
See lebanon section below
Advanced news search available- e.g Return only articles from the  CNN
Specify news source e.g. BBC
That was News- so lets look at Google shopping Now called  Products
Google shopping    <ul><li>Google shopping organises the Web’s product information.  </li></ul><ul><li>From price ranges a...
 
Google shopping results
Search for mp3 player   Try it now
Google shopping features..    <ul><li>Compare Product Prices  Why pay £10 if you can get it for £9?  </li></ul><ul><li>Jus...
Google shopping features..    <ul><li>Merchant Ratings  The number of solid stars next to a store's name is that store's o...
Google shopping features..    <ul><li>Product Ratings  Within your search results for electronics products, you will see a...
Sort By Price  Sort your search results by price, high to low or low to high
Google shopping grid view
Google shopping advanced search
Advanced search- e.g. between price range
advanced search £50-100
Select a product and find out more before you buy it.
Then buy it from the shop..
Video Search http://video.google.co.uk/  <ul><li>you can search for, watch and even buy an ever-growing collection of TV p...
Video Search
Video Search results
Video Search  <ul><li>You can watch brief previews by clicking the &quot;play&quot; icon  </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on a ...
Video Search results
Ok, lets search for a video- e.g. Alex jones
See a host of free videos to watch online
Pick a thumbnail and it will open up a large video display.
So that was google videos now we will look at Google maps
Google Maps
Google Maps – lets talk about the screen
Click on glasgow  or type it in
goes to glasgow
Satellite view
Hybrid view
Type in glasgow g1 1xq
Zoom right in
Get directions from here to your postcode
Get route to print or email
Google maps an beyond <ul><li>View maps and directions  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Google earth- look at screen
View an image of your home, on Earth <ul><li>- Click  Fly To .  </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the location in the input box and ...
Type in Glasgow and watch it go!
Zoom right into your own house!
Go on a tour of the world <ul><li>- In the Places pane, check the  Sightseeing  folder and click the  Play Tour  button:  ...
Site seeing- view grand canyon etc
Get driving instructions <ul><li>Get driving directions from one place to another and fly (follow) the route  – </li></ul>
Click directions on put in name or postcode
View other cool locations <ul><li>and features created by other Google Earth users  –  </li></ul><ul><li>Layers pane> goog...
View 3D terrain of a place   <ul><li>This is more fun with hilly or mountainous terrain, such as the Grand Canyon.  </li><...
San francisco + 3d view
Google earth <ul><li>Spend some time with google earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for your house </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a...
Google moon <ul><li>Look around the surface of the moon </li></ul>
http://moon.google.com/
Google mars <ul><li>Look around the surface of the mars </li></ul>
http://www.google.com/mars/
Picasa- quick overview of screen
What can picasa do? <ul><li>Find all pictures on your PC </li></ul><ul><li>Import , export pictures from a camera etc </li...
Find the pictures you forgot you had. <ul><li>Picasa organises your entire collection while you watch, scanning the images...
Select Import
Import a folder or from a device
Slideshow
Slideshow- star rate your pictures. This slideshow you can burn to CD as well.
Add a star rating. <ul><li>Rate your pictures with stars  </li></ul><ul><li>And use picasa star search to filter out the b...
Move and re-name pictures <ul><li>Clean up messy folders - drag and drop pictures from one folder in Picasa to another.  <...
Select pictures. Menu, Picture> Batch edit> rename, etc
Also try out some other functions: sepia etc
Right click on pic: View and edit
Tuning- fill light.
Make a label. <ul><li>Use labels to tag your photos into quick groupings inside Picasa.  </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing and sha...
Right mouse click on a picture and select add label.
Keep one picture in multiple albums. <ul><li>Picasa creates a new “instance” of each photo you label without taking up mor...
Timeline line view of your albums
Create a slideshow on a CD- e.g. for wedding photos etc.
Google-end <ul><li>There are new things in google every other day. </li></ul><ul><li>We have looked at just a few of them!...
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  1. 1. Get the most from Google [email_address]
  2. 2. What we will try to cover! <ul><li>Google Searches </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><ul><li>Google shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Also, maybe, Google Earth and picasa </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Google <ul><li>Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. </li></ul><ul><li>Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by 2 Ph.D. candidates 24 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Google's index of web pages is the largest in the world, comprising more than 8 billion web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent to stack of paper more than 454 miles high. </li></ul><ul><li>Google searches this immense collection of web pages often in less than half a second. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Google <ul><li>You can search for content in 35 non-English languages </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese, Greek, Icelandic, Hebrew, and Klingon(star trek)! </li></ul><ul><li>The company headquarters is called the Googleplex. </li></ul><ul><li>Google owns the bulleting board archives of Usenet which comprises more than 845 million messages dating back to 1979. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the world's largest collection of messages </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ok. <ul><li>Let’s get started </li></ul><ul><li>First lets look at the standard search page </li></ul>
  6. 6. The search page- your are familiar with (quick overview of this page) Google UK versus Google com- use google UK for UK results only.
  7. 7. A quick look a global preferences <ul><li>Your Preferences which determines what google will return- either result for adults or for children. </li></ul><ul><li>Language options </li></ul><ul><li>SafeSearch filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Number of results </li></ul><ul><li>New results window </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interface Language <ul><li>Display Google tips and messages in: over a hundred different lauguages </li></ul><ul><li>From english to klingong </li></ul>
  9. 9. Search Language <ul><li>Search for pages written in all languages </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Search only for pages written in a specific language. </li></ul>
  10. 10. SafeSearch filtering <ul><li>Blocks results containing explicit content. </li></ul><ul><li>Use strict filtering  (Filter both explicit text and explicit images) </li></ul><ul><li>Use moderate filtering  (Filter explicit images only - default behaviour) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not filter my search results; can be dangerous! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Number of Results <ul><li> Google's default (10 results) provides the fastest results. </li></ul><ul><li>Display 10-100 results per page. </li></ul><ul><li>Also able to open results in new window. </li></ul><ul><li>That was preferences …now look at image searches.. </li></ul>
  12. 12. iGoogle- personalised homepage <ul><li>Loads of gadgets and applications to make your google homepage more engaging. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend a few minutes exploring it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. iGoogle- personalised homepage
  14. 14. Loads of tabs and gadgets
  15. 15. Can move the sections about
  16. 16. Add new tabs
  17. 17. Tab name
  18. 18. More gadgets- Add it now
  19. 19. Added Now we will look at Google searches
  20. 20. The Essentials of Google Search <ul><li>Doing a search on Google is easy. </li></ul><ul><li>Simply type one or more search terms </li></ul><ul><li>words or phrase that best describe the information you want to find </li></ul><ul><li>hit the 'Enter' </li></ul>
  21. 21. Let’s start by typing in a search phrase e.g your name mine is“mr colin hamilton” hit the 'Enter'
  22. 22. You get a results page– lets have a look at this page next…
  23. 23. Google results page ( but only 1000 results are ever returned ) <ul><li>A. Top links </li></ul><ul><li>B. Google search button </li></ul><ul><li>C. Advanced search </li></ul><ul><li>D. Search field </li></ul><ul><li>E. Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>F. Statistics bar </li></ul><ul><li>G. Tip </li></ul><ul><li>H. OneBox results </li></ul><ul><li>I. Page title </li></ul><ul><li>J. Text below the title </li></ul><ul><li>K. URL of result </li></ul><ul><li>L. Size </li></ul><ul><li>M. Cached </li></ul><ul><li>N. Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>O. Indented result </li></ul><ul><li>P. More results </li></ul>Now a quick look at a cached page
  24. 24. Cached pages <ul><li>Google takes a snapshot of each page when it crawls a site </li></ul><ul><li>Used as a back-up in case the original page is unavailable. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the &quot;Cached&quot; link, to view it </li></ul><ul><li>When the cached page is displayed, it will have a header at the top which serves as a reminder that this is not necessarily the most recent version of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Terms that match your query are highlighted on the cached version to make it easier for you to see why your page is relevant. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Google stores a copy of webpages and highlights where the terms are useful for in long pages!
  26. 26. Or you could follow the link as normal to the original page
  27. 27. Ok so that’s fine. <ul><li>We have searched for a phrase and got a result. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look a what makes a good search… </li></ul>
  28. 28. Choosing search terms <ul><li>Choosing the right search terms is the key to finding the information you need. </li></ul><ul><li>You can start with keywords such as “ Japan Capital ” </li></ul><ul><li>Or you can be very specific by asking a very specific question “ what is the capital of japan ” </li></ul><ul><li>Any question you can think of; most likely someone else has thought of before and google will already have a record of it. </li></ul><ul><li>So give it a try, ask a question </li></ul>
  29. 29. Questions <ul><li>What is the time </li></ul><ul><li>What is the capital of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>What is podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>You will find that asking questions- Google often answers as well as giving you pages with results. </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  30. 30. Capitalisation <ul><li>Google searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tony Blair , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TONY BLAIR, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>toNy bLAiR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>will all return the same results. </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  31. 31. Automatic &quot; and &quot; queries <ul><li>By default, Google only returns pages that include all of your search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Google says there is no need to include &quot; and &quot; between terms. </li></ul><ul><li>“ car and insurance ” “ car insurance ” should return the same result. </li></ul><ul><li>In some cases you may find that it DOES make a difference. </li></ul><ul><li>ALSO ! Keep in mind that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results. </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance car and car insurance will return different results </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  32. 32. Automatic exclusion of common words <ul><li>Google ignores common words </li></ul><ul><li>E.g &quot; where &quot; and &quot; how “ </li></ul><ul><li>If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can include it by putting a &quot;+&quot; sign in front of it. Star wars +episode +1 </li></ul><ul><li>Or use Quotes (e.g., “Star wars episode 1&quot; ) </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  33. 33. Word variations (stemming) <ul><li>E.g If you search for pet dog dietary needs , Google will also search for pet dog diet needs , and other related variations of your terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Any variants of your terms that were searched for will be highlighted in the snippet of text accompanying each result. </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  34. 34. “ Phrase searches” <ul><li>You can search for specific sentences </li></ul><ul><li>E.g . “what is the best mp3 player” </li></ul><ul><li>Put quotation marks around your search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  35. 35. Exclusive terms <ul><li>If your search term has more than one meaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g (virus) , a computer one or a real one? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put a minus sign (&quot;-&quot;) in front of words related to the meaning you want to avoid. </li></ul><ul><li>To Find pages about viruses excluding computer viruses virus -computer </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  36. 36. And finally... &quot;I'm Feeling Lucky&quot; <ul><li>&quot;I'm Feeling Lucky&quot; button, takes you straight to the most relevant website that Google found for your query. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. search for Strathclyde university and click &quot;I'm Feeling Lucky&quot; instead of the Google Search button. Google will take you directly to &quot;www.strath.ac.uk&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a try </li></ul>
  37. 37. NOW some more search types <ul><li>Lets look at other ways to refine your search </li></ul><ul><li>Using : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>synonyms, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domain searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number ranges </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Using OR in a search <ul><li>You can search for several terms at once such as </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;holidays in japan&quot; OR &quot;holidays in china“ </li></ul><ul><li>And you will get results for either. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Using Include in a Search <ul><li>If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can include it by putting a &quot;+&quot; sign in front of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Star wars +episode +1 </li></ul><ul><li>Which we have already seen </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Using a Synonym in a Search <ul><li>Search for a term and also its synonyms, </li></ul><ul><li>place the tilde sign (&quot;~&quot;) immediately in front of your search term. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. ~auto insurance </li></ul><ul><li>To search for auto, car, vehicle etc </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Doing a Domain Search <ul><li>You can use Google to search only within one specific website </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the search terms you're looking for, followed by the word &quot;site&quot; and a colon followed by the domain name. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. prospectus site:strath.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Doing a Numrange Search <ul><li>Numrange searches for results containing numbers in a given range. </li></ul><ul><li>Just add two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces, into the search box along with your search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, here's how you'd search for a DVD player that costs between £50 and £100: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DVD player £50..£100 Will show you a link to froogle results. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Search quick references
  44. 44. Advanced search summary you can search for pages <ul><li>that contain ALL the search terms you type in </li></ul><ul><li>that contain the exact phrase you type in </li></ul><ul><li>that contain at least one of the words you type in </li></ul><ul><li>that do NOT contain any of the words you type in </li></ul><ul><li>written in a certain language </li></ul><ul><li>created in a certain file format </li></ul><ul><li>that have been updated within a certain period of time </li></ul><ul><li>that contain numbers within a certain range </li></ul><ul><li>within a certain domain, or website </li></ul><ul><li>that don't contain &quot;adult&quot; material </li></ul>
  45. 45. Now lets look at even more Advanced searching. Look at: <ul><li>cache </li></ul><ul><li>link </li></ul><ul><li>related </li></ul><ul><li>info </li></ul><ul><li>define </li></ul><ul><li>stocks </li></ul><ul><li>site </li></ul><ul><li>allintitle </li></ul><ul><li>intitle </li></ul><ul><li>allinurl </li></ul><ul><li>inurl </li></ul>
  46. 46. cache <ul><li>If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. [ cache:www.bbc.co.uk lebanon ] will show the cached content with the word “lebanon&quot; highlighted. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  47. 47. cache <ul><li>Also use &quot;Cached&quot; link on Google's main results page. </li></ul><ul><li>The query [cache:] will show the version of the web page that Google has in its cache.(its own copy) </li></ul>
  48. 48. link <ul><li>Lists webpages that have links to the specified webpage. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g [ link:www.google.com ] will list webpages that have links pointing to the Google homepage. </li></ul><ul><li>Try this now </li></ul>
  49. 49. For my staff page- only one page links to it, the staff list.
  50. 50. related <ul><li>The query [related:] will list web pages that are &quot;similar&quot; to a specified web page. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, [ related:www.strath.ac.uk ] will list web pages that are similar to the Google homepage. </li></ul>
  51. 51. info <ul><li>The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that web page. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, [ info:www.google.com ] will show information about the Google homepage. </li></ul><ul><li>Try this now </li></ul>
  52. 52. Define <ul><li>You can ask google for a definition of a word or a phrase such as </li></ul><ul><li>define:podcast </li></ul><ul><li>This can be a very useful function </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  53. 53. stocks <ul><li>Find out stock prices using the Stock: query </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. [stocks: intc yhoo] will show information about Intel and Yahoo. </li></ul><ul><li>( Note type the ticker symbols, not the company name.) </li></ul><ul><li>This functionality is also available if you search just on the stock symbols (e.g. [ intc yhoo ]) and then click on the &quot;Show stock quotes&quot; link on the results page. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  54. 54. stocks
  55. 55. allintitle <ul><li>If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the title. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, [allintitle: google search] will return only documents that have both &quot;google&quot; and &quot;search&quot; in the title. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now. </li></ul>
  56. 56. intitle <ul><li>If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the title. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, [intitle:google search] will return documents that mention the word &quot;google&quot; in their title, with &quot;search&quot; anywhere in the document. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now </li></ul>
  57. 57. allinurl <ul><li>If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the url. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, [allinurl: google search] will return only documents that have both &quot;google&quot; and &quot;search&quot; in the url. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now </li></ul>
  58. 58. inurl <ul><li>If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the url. </li></ul><ul><li>For instance, [inurl:google search] will return documents that mention the word &quot;google&quot; in their url, and mention the word &quot;search&quot; anywhere in the document. </li></ul><ul><li>Try it now </li></ul>
  59. 59. Advanced search summary you can search for pages <ul><li>that contain ALL the search terms you type in </li></ul><ul><li>that contain the exact phrase you type in </li></ul><ul><li>that contain at least one of the words you type in </li></ul><ul><li>that do NOT contain any of the words you type in </li></ul><ul><li>written in a certain language </li></ul><ul><li>created in a certain file format </li></ul><ul><li>that have been updated within a certain period of time </li></ul><ul><li>that contain numbers within a certain range </li></ul><ul><li>within a certain domain, or website </li></ul><ul><li>that don't contain &quot;adult&quot; material </li></ul>
  60. 60. Advanced search reference
  61. 61. ADVANCED SEARCH PAGE- lets talk about this screen- No of results:
  62. 62. Search for non-english languages
  63. 63. Search for PDFs or excel only etc Do a search for expense.with file format xls to find a spreadsheet
  64. 64. Pages of specific age
  65. 65. Look for pages with the keywords in the title or the URL etc This type of search is susceptible to abuse- hackers us it to find sensitive password files.
  66. 66. Usage rights helps you find published content -- including music, photos, movies, books, and educational materials -- that you can share or modify above and beyond fair use.
  67. 67. Look for similar pages
  68. 68. See the similar page link on the results page below
  69. 69. Spend some time trying some advanced searches
  70. 70. Ideas <ul><li>1. Look for a budget in excel (xls) format </li></ul><ul><li>2. Look for a word document on recycling </li></ul><ul><li>3. Think of something you’d like to find- eg image of loch lommond </li></ul>
  71. 71. 1. Look for a budget in excel format
  72. 72. 2. Look for a word document on recycling
  73. 73. Other nice things about Google search <ul><li>Lets look at a couple of other interesting things Google search can do for you. </li></ul>
  74. 74. Spell Checker <ul><li>Google's spell checking software automatically looks at your query and checks your spelling </li></ul><ul><li>It can also ask &quot;Did you mean: ( more common spelling )?&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on the suggested spelling will launch a Google search for that term. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. what is a poddcast – google will ask Did you mean: what is a podcast    </li></ul>
  75. 75. Spell Checker
  76. 76. calculator <ul><li>Google can work out calculations for you. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. 500*13 </li></ul><ul><li>It can do many complex calculations </li></ul><ul><li>5+2*2 </li></ul><ul><li>2^20 </li></ul><ul><li>sqrt(-4) </li></ul><ul><li>half a cup in teaspoons </li></ul><ul><li>160 pounds * 4000 feet in Calories </li></ul>
  77. 77. Such as below
  78. 78. Or even more complex! <ul><li>1 a.u./c </li></ul><ul><li>56*78 </li></ul><ul><li>1.21 GW / 88 mph </li></ul><ul><li>e^(i pi)+1 </li></ul><ul><li>100 miles in kilometers </li></ul><ul><li>sine(30 degrees) </li></ul><ul><li>G*(6e24 kg)/(4000 miles)^2 </li></ul><ul><li>0x7d3 in roman numerals </li></ul><ul><li>0b1100101*0b1001 </li></ul>
  79. 79. Calculator reference
  80. 80. Currency Conversion <ul><li>You can convert currency with google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enter the conversion you'd like done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hit &quot;Enter&quot; or click the Google Search button </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Here are some sample queries: </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 USD in GBP </li></ul><ul><li>currency of Brazil in Malaysian money </li></ul><ul><li>5 British pounds in South Korean money </li></ul><ul><li>2.2 USD per gallon in INR per litre </li></ul>
  81. 81. Currency Conversion
  82. 82. Refinement of your search <ul><li>For searches within certain topics, you may notice links at the top of the search results page that help you quickly narrow your search </li></ul>
  83. 83. Select a refinement e.g .test/diagnosis
  84. 84. Get a more refined result Or type in your own query e.g. back pain more:sciatic nerve
  85. 85. Results as below
  86. 86. That’s a lot on searches! <ul><li>Google has much more interesting ways to navigate the information on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Image search, news search etc </li></ul><ul><li>You can also set preferences to tell google what type of results you’d like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.e.g no adult content. </li></ul></ul>
  87. 87. Image search – search for all types of images
  88. 88. e.g. type in your name and hit search Try it now
  89. 89. Specify size of image
  90. 90. Get large images of Glasgow
  91. 91. Click on an image to open webpage frame- see below
  92. 92. Advanced image searches e.g Search for black/white images only
  93. 93. image preferences – unfiltered search = uncensored images!
  94. 94. Spend sometime searching for interesting images.
  95. 95. End of google images <ul><li>Now what else does google have? </li></ul><ul><li>Google news </li></ul>
  96. 96. Now lets look at google News
  97. 97. News section has all the latest world news- lets talk about the screen.
  98. 98. Select news from locations
  99. 99. You can customise this page layout- move types of stories up to the top of the page
  100. 100. Move the boxes around on the right and save layout. Try this now
  101. 101. As below
  102. 102. Also can add a custom news section e.g. lebanon
  103. 103. See it as below
  104. 104. See lebanon section below
  105. 105. Advanced news search available- e.g Return only articles from the CNN
  106. 106. Specify news source e.g. BBC
  107. 107. That was News- so lets look at Google shopping Now called Products
  108. 108. Google shopping <ul><li>Google shopping organises the Web’s product information. </li></ul><ul><li>From price ranges and comparisons to store and product ratings and reviews, </li></ul><ul><li>Froogle gives you all the information you need to shop effectively online. </li></ul>
  109. 110. Google shopping results
  110. 111. Search for mp3 player Try it now
  111. 112. Google shopping features.. <ul><li>Compare Product Prices Why pay £10 if you can get it for £9? </li></ul><ul><li>Just click the “Compare prices” link in any search result to see prices for the same product at different online stores </li></ul>
  112. 113. Google shopping features.. <ul><li>Merchant Ratings The number of solid stars next to a store's name is that store's overall rating (on a 0-to-5 scale) from online store rating sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchant Review Page Click on a merchant rating and you will go to a Merchant Reviews page, where you can read customer comments from merchant rating sites. </li></ul>
  113. 114. Google shopping features.. <ul><li>Product Ratings Within your search results for electronics products, you will see a 0-to-5 overall rating and the number of reviews we have for the product. </li></ul>
  114. 115. Sort By Price Sort your search results by price, high to low or low to high
  115. 116. Google shopping grid view
  116. 117. Google shopping advanced search
  117. 118. Advanced search- e.g. between price range
  118. 119. advanced search £50-100
  119. 120. Select a product and find out more before you buy it.
  120. 121. Then buy it from the shop..
  121. 122. Video Search http://video.google.co.uk/ <ul><li>you can search for, watch and even buy an ever-growing collection of TV programmes, films, music videos, documentaries, personal productions and more via google videos. </li></ul><ul><li>Just type in your search term (try Google) or do a more advanced search (try title: Nike ) and google will search for relevant results. </li></ul>
  122. 123. Video Search
  123. 124. Video Search results
  124. 125. Video Search <ul><li>You can watch brief previews by clicking the &quot;play&quot; icon </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on a thumbnail image will take you to a playback page, where you can watch the preview or, if content is free, the video itself. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also purchase or rent premium content at the Google Video store using your Google Account. </li></ul>
  125. 126. Video Search results
  126. 127. Ok, lets search for a video- e.g. Alex jones
  127. 128. See a host of free videos to watch online
  128. 129. Pick a thumbnail and it will open up a large video display.
  129. 130. So that was google videos now we will look at Google maps
  130. 131. Google Maps
  131. 132. Google Maps – lets talk about the screen
  132. 133. Click on glasgow or type it in
  133. 134. goes to glasgow
  134. 135. Satellite view
  135. 136. Hybrid view
  136. 137. Type in glasgow g1 1xq
  137. 138. Zoom right in
  138. 139. Get directions from here to your postcode
  139. 140. Get route to print or email
  140. 141. Google maps an beyond <ul><li>View maps and directions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches. earth . google .com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google moon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>moon . google .com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google mars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regions · Mountains · Plains · Canyons · Ridges · Stories · Dunes · Craters www. google .com/ mars / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>We will have a look at each of them next.. </li></ul>
  141. 142. Google earth- look at screen
  142. 143. View an image of your home, on Earth <ul><li>- Click Fly To . </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the location in the input box and click the Search button. </li></ul><ul><li>In the search results (Places pane), double click the location. Google Earth flies you to this location. </li></ul>
  143. 144. Type in Glasgow and watch it go!
  144. 145. Zoom right into your own house!
  145. 146. Go on a tour of the world <ul><li>- In the Places pane, check the Sightseeing folder and click the Play Tour button: </li></ul>
  146. 147. Site seeing- view grand canyon etc
  147. 148. Get driving instructions <ul><li>Get driving directions from one place to another and fly (follow) the route – </li></ul>
  148. 149. Click directions on put in name or postcode
  149. 150. View other cool locations <ul><li>and features created by other Google Earth users – </li></ul><ul><li>Layers pane> google earth community. </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting placemarks and other features appear in the 3D viewer. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click these points of interest to view and explore.. </li></ul>
  150. 151. View 3D terrain of a place <ul><li>This is more fun with hilly or mountainous terrain, such as the Grand Canyon. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to a location grand canyon or san Francisco city. When the view shows the location, use the tilt slider to tilt the terrain. </li></ul>
  151. 152. San francisco + 3d view
  152. 153. Google earth <ul><li>Spend some time with google earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for your house </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a holiday destination. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a place you’d love to visit in your life. </li></ul>
  153. 154. Google moon <ul><li>Look around the surface of the moon </li></ul>
  154. 155. http://moon.google.com/
  155. 156. Google mars <ul><li>Look around the surface of the mars </li></ul>
  156. 157. http://www.google.com/mars/
  157. 158. Picasa- quick overview of screen
  158. 159. What can picasa do? <ul><li>Find all pictures on your PC </li></ul><ul><li>Import , export pictures from a camera etc </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Create slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Email pictures, create webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Make collages </li></ul><ul><li>Rate and label your favourites pictures, </li></ul><ul><li>Search for pictures using keywords. </li></ul>
  159. 160. Find the pictures you forgot you had. <ul><li>Picasa organises your entire collection while you watch, scanning the images on your computer and automatically sorting them by date. </li></ul><ul><li>You can import folders of your choice. </li></ul>
  160. 161. Select Import
  161. 162. Import a folder or from a device
  162. 163. Slideshow
  163. 164. Slideshow- star rate your pictures. This slideshow you can burn to CD as well.
  164. 165. Add a star rating. <ul><li>Rate your pictures with stars </li></ul><ul><li>And use picasa star search to filter out the best pictures </li></ul>
  165. 166. Move and re-name pictures <ul><li>Clean up messy folders - drag and drop pictures from one folder in Picasa to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Only takes seconds to re-name one picture or a group of pictures. </li></ul>
  166. 167. Select pictures. Menu, Picture> Batch edit> rename, etc
  167. 168. Also try out some other functions: sepia etc
  168. 169. Right click on pic: View and edit
  169. 170. Tuning- fill light.
  170. 171. Make a label. <ul><li>Use labels to tag your photos into quick groupings inside Picasa. </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing and sharing the pictures you grouped under a label is easy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– they make great slide shows and movies or you can email them to friends. </li></ul></ul>
  171. 172. Right mouse click on a picture and select add label.
  172. 173. Keep one picture in multiple albums. <ul><li>Picasa creates a new “instance” of each photo you label without taking up more space on your computer, so you can put the same picture into multiple albums. </li></ul>
  173. 174. Timeline line view of your albums
  174. 175. Create a slideshow on a CD- e.g. for wedding photos etc.
  175. 176. Google-end <ul><li>There are new things in google every other day. </li></ul><ul><li>We have looked at just a few of them! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>end </li></ul>

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