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NLW: Google tips and tricks Presentation Transcript

  • 1. National Library WEEk 2011
    Google: Tips and Tricks
  • 2. Basics of Google Searching
    Video from Common Craft
    Choose descriptive words
    Think of what words will be on the page
    Defaults:
    Every word matters
    Case insensitive
    AND
    Synonyms
  • 3. Google Tips and Tricks!
    Search shortcuts
    “”
    OR
    -
    *
    +
  • 4. Google Tips and Tricks!
    Special Searches
    Define
    Site:
    Convert
    Time
    Weather
    Map
    Translate
    Earthquakes
    Movies
  • 5. Google Tips and Tricks!
    More Special Searches
    Books about
    Filetype:pdf
    For market data search ticker symbol
    For $ conversion search 25 dollars to euros
    For Math equations search 16/24=
    More!!!
    http://www.google.com/landing/searchtips/#helpcenter
    http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features_list.html
  • 6. What’s on the Web?
    Evaluate!
    C.R.A.P.
    Currency
    Reliability
    Authority
    Purpose
  • 7. Beyond the Web
    Online Library
    Current
    Reliable
    Authoritative
    Purchased for your research needs!
  • 8. Other Research Questions?
    Ask your Librarian