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Google and Beyond: Tips and Tricks on Finding Info. Slides used for training on Research Tools by the library for IFC and WB staff

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  • Moscow/Baku Training Mission, Spring 2008 Research Tools from the Library Our overall goal is to let you know what a wonderful resource the Library Network is and what tools and services it offers to meet your business needs on a daily basis.
  • Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research

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  • 1. Google & Beyond: Tips and Tricks for Finding Information World Bank Group Library Joint Bank-Fund Library Kiev, May 19, 2010
  • 2. Agenda
    • Google Searching
      • Limiting searches, using advanced features
    • Google Book
    • Google Scholar & Find It button
    • Other Google resources
    • Beyond
  • 3. Google---Searching
    • SEARCHING
    • Before searching in Google using plain language, consider crafting your search with specific techniques to retrieve more relevant results.
    • AND is implied in Google searches and therefore is not necessary.
    • For example:
    • Separate searches for [ environmental policy ] and [ environmental AND policy ] will retrieve the same results
    •  
  • 4. Google---Searching-con’t
    • Quotation marks (" ") will limit your search to a specific phase.
    • ["climate change"] will search for results with this exact phase. A search for [climate change] will search for results with instances of both the words climate and change, and retrieve such unrelated results as "The political climate has changed since the adoption of free trade."
    • OR helps you search using multiple words which express a similar concept (synonyms). OR must be capitalized so Google understands this is a search operator, not a word to be searched .
    • For example, [teenager OR adolescent OR youth] ["climate change" OR "global warming"]
  • 5. Google---Searching-con’t
    • Asterisks (*) will retrieve words with multiple endings.
    • Bank* will retrieve Bankers, Banks, Banking…
    • feminis* will retrieve feminism, feminisms, feminist, and feminists
    • (~) helps you to search for synonyms and can help you locate words with similar meanings.
    • ~youth will retrieve kids, child, children
  • 6. Google Searching---con’t
    • Setting limits to Google searches  
    • intitle: retrieves search words which appear in the website's title field
    • intitle:" climate change" “world bank”
    • inurl: retrieves search words which appear in the websites's url , can search inside a single domain
    • inurl: "world bank" aids
    • filetype: retrieves specific file types such as HTML, PDFs, MS Word (doc), Excel (xls), PowerPoint (ppt)
    • filetype:pdf "organizational development" leadership
    • Define: looks up a word in the dictionaries
    • All these options can be found on the Google Advanced Search Page
    • http://www.google.com/advanced_search
  • 7. iGoogle personalization of the search space
    • Add your favourite news and gadgets (weather, exchange rates) to the main search page
    • Customize how it looks
    • THERE IS A LOT OF WHITE SPACE! Make use of it!
  • 8. Google Book
    • Advanced Search
    • http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search
    • Allows you to set limits.
  • 9. Google Book---con’t More support: http://books.google.com/support/
  • 10. Google Scholar
    • Features of Google Scholar
    • Search diverse sources from one convenient place
    • Find papers, abstracts and citations
    • Locate the complete paper through your library or on the web
    • Learn about key papers in any area of research
  • 11. Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/advanced_scholar_search
    • Try setting limits in an advanced search
  • 12. Google Scholar ---Result List
    • You can click on the Find It @ JOLIS link to see if we have access for articles that are not freely available.
  • 13. Google Scholar ---con’t
    • This is what you will see when you click on
    • Find IT @ JOLIS
  • 14. Google Translated Search http://www.google.com/translate _ s
    • Search across languages! Translate your search phrase to find and view content in other languages
  • 15. Google Searching- practical uses
    • Try searching for tracking numbers in Google.
    • For example, if you have tracking number for a package, just enter the number Example: 132489810942751
    • It brings up the fedex site so you can click on it and track progress of shipping
  • 16. Google Searching- practical uses
    • Try searching Flights with just the number and carrier abbreviation
  • 17. Eldis.org
    • Clearinghouse of development information and reports from international aid and development agencies, NGOs, Think Tanks and Research Centers
    • This service enables you to search the full content of over 4000 development focused websites, as selected by Eldis editors. You are able to filter results according to type, such as PDFs, videos and blogs, and by region.
    • http://community.eldis.org/googlesearch/index.htm
    Search Engine for Development Web-sites
  • 18. Beyond
    • The Awesome Highlighter
    • http://awurl.com
    • Highlight text on a page
    • Saves a copy with a new URL
    • Send the new URL to share with someone
    • They will see your highlighting in the archived copy of the page
  • 19. Beyond The Awesome Highlighter ---con’t 1.Insert a web address & click highlight page 2. Highlight text, click done 3. Share the URL with highlights
  • 20. Beyond
    • Tinyurl.com  
    • You have a REALLY LONG URL and you want to include the link in an email but it is so long, it breaks and has to be pasted back together by the recipient --- Try Tinyurl
    • What does it do?
    • Creates a URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.
    • Example: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_q=economics+gender&num=10&btnG=Search+Scholar&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=world+bank&as_occt=any&as_sauthors=&as_publication=&as_ylo=2000&as_yhi=2009&as_allsubj=some&as_subj=bus&hl=en&lr =
    • Becomes http://tinyurl.com/chfapw
  • 21. Beyond
    • Newseum’s Front Page Stories
    • http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/
    • 751 front pages from 73 countries.
    • Sort by region
  • 22. Google & Beyond
    • WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE?