The Three Googles: How I Teach Google in an Academic Setting
THE THREE GOOGLESHOW I TEACH GOOGLE IN AN ACADEMIC SETTINGPRESENTATION GIVEN TO COLORADO ACADEMIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, 10 MAY2013, ONLINEChristopher C. BrownReference Librarian
OVERVIEW OF THE THREE GOOGLESOVERLAPPING AT TIMESGW GSGBNote: this chart does not represent the actual Google architecture. It shows that different features areforegrounded in different environments.
GOOGLE WEB: HOW TO LEVERAGE IT FORACADEMIC PURPOSES Primary source materials (government documents,international materials, technical reports, companypolicies, etc.) Locating these with site-specific searching (domainsearching; TLD searching)Examples:site:gov.ng domestic staffingsite:state.gov country reports human rightssite:undp.org development indicators climate changesite:state.co.us marijuana regulation filetype:pdfsite:gob.mx water statistics filetype:pdf
TLDS: TOP-LEVEL DOMAINS Google Web is most effectivelysearched when you can restrictsearching to a top-level domain(like .edu, .gov, .jp) To discover all the TLDs forcountries, type TLD in a Googlesearch box.
GOOGLE BOOKS: BACKGROUND Where do all these books come from? Partner Program – publishers and authors make theirworks more discoverable Library Project: Austrian National Library; BavarianState Library; Columbia University; Committee onInstitutional Cooperation (CIC); Harvard University;Cornell University Library; Ghent University Library;Keio University Library; Lyon Municipal Library;University of California; The National Library ofCatalonia; The New York Public Library; OxfordUniversity; Princeton University; Stanford University;University Complutense of Madrid; University Library ofLausanne; University of Virginia; University of Texas atAustin; University of Wisconsin - Madison; University ofMichigan
GOOGLE BOOKS VIEWS Full View – if in public domain may be able to download PDF Limited Preview – publisher has given permission for preview ofup to 20% or work Snippet View – shows a few snippets that match search terms No Preview – only basic information; sometimes not able tosearch full textFrom:http://books.google.com/intl/en/googlebooks/library/
GOOGLE BOOKS AND HATHITRUST http://books.google.com/intl/en/googlebooks/about/history.html http://www.hathitrust.org/partnershipGBHTThere are materials thatare in GB that are not inHT, and vice versa
SOMETIMES EASIER TO USE HT THAN GB Annual Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer Into Alaska
FEATURE DIFFERENCESGoogle Web Google Scholar Google BooksVery little useablemetadataExtensive metadataprovided by publishersExtensive metadataprovided by OCLCNo ability to citeresourcesCitations can bedisplayed (APA, MLA,Chicago) andexportedExport citations only inselected formats-- Links to subscribedlibrary contentLinks to libraryholdings andbookstore salesFacets for date limits Limit by century orcustom date range
THE THREE GOOGLES: SUMMARYGW GSGBPrimarysourcematerialsAcademic,scholarly journalarticlesFull text ofbooksDiscovery +FulfillmentDiscovery +FulfillmentDiscovery Only
THE INFORMATION ACCESS ANOMALYBook (average)Journal Article(average)Google(Scholar/Books)Typical Length -full text (FT)200 pages x 400 =80,000 words15 pages x 400 = 6,000wordsSurrogate Record(SR)50-100 words (75ave.)300-500 words (400ave. 1)SR to FT ratio 1 to 10,666 1 to 15 1 to 11 http://www.writersservices.com/wps/p_word_count.htmWhat this chart means: even though University of Denver owns over1.5 million books, students have the feeling that we don’t own anybooks on their topics.
A FOURTH GOOGLEGOOGLE NEWS NO LONGER HAS ARCHIVE SEARCH http://news.google.com/archivesearch
QUESTIONS? Contact Chris Brown: Christopher.Brown@du.edu