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  • Welcome! I’m Elaine Settergren the Online Librarian.
  • What are some differences? The participants will answer…
  • Common Craft video… Remember these things
  • Let’s look at how searching databases compares to searching googleNext, we’ll be taking a “web tour” of a database and Google.
  • Search like a pro

    1. 1. Search Like a Pro<br />Search Tips, Tricks, and Features for the Library and Google<br />Elaine Settergren<br />Online Librarian<br />In-Service 2011<br />Recording Link<br />
    2. 2. Databases V. Google<br />What’s the difference?<br />
    3. 3. The Basics<br />Video from Common Craft<br />Remember:<br />Every word matters<br />Choose descriptive words<br />Think of what words will <br /> be on the page<br />Quotation marks<br />
    4. 4. The Basics<br /> = default<br />
    5. 5. AND<br />
    6. 6. OR<br />
    7. 7. NOT<br />
    8. 8. Truncation/ Wild Card<br />Politic*<br />Politics<br />Political<br />Politicians<br />Politician<br />
    9. 9. Databases: Special Searches<br /> = can do<br />
    10. 10. Databases: Special Searches<br /> = can do<br />
    11. 11. Google: Special Searches<br />
    12. 12. Google: Shortcuts<br />Search shortcuts<br />“” phrase <br />OR or<br />- not<br />* “fill in the blank” between words<br />+ when used before a word, Google will look for that word as typed, no truncation or synonyms.<br />
    13. 13. Google: Special Searches<br />Special Searches<br />Define<br />Site:<br />Convert<br />Time<br />Weather<br />Map <br />Translate <br />Earthquakes <br />Movies <br />
    14. 14. Google: Special Searches<br />More Special Searches<br />Books about<br />Filetype:pdf<br />For market data search ticker symbol<br />For $ conversion search 25 dollars to euros<br />For Math equations search 16/24=<br />More!!!<br />http://www.google.com/landing/searchtips/#helpcenter<br />http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features_list.html<br />
    15. 15. What’s on the Web?<br />Evaluate! <br />C.R.A.P.<br />Currency<br />Reliability<br />Authority<br />Purpose<br />
    16. 16. When Databases Win<br />Online Library<br />Current<br />Reliable<br />Authoritative<br />Purchased for your research needs!<br />
    17. 17. Other Research Questions?<br />Ask your Librarian<br />

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