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Search like a pro
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Search like a pro
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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.
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    • 1. Search Like a Pro
      Search Tips, Tricks, and Features for the Library and Google
      Elaine Settergren
      Online Librarian
      In-Service 2011
      Recording Link
    • 2. Databases V. Google
      What’s the difference?
    • 3. The Basics
      Video from Common Craft
      Remember:
      Every word matters
      Choose descriptive words
      Think of what words will
      be on the page
      Quotation marks
    • 4. The Basics
       = default
    • 5. AND
    • 6. OR
    • 7. NOT
    • 8. Truncation/ Wild Card
      Politic*
      Politics
      Political
      Politicians
      Politician
    • 9. Databases: Special Searches
       = can do
    • 10. Databases: Special Searches
       = can do
    • 11. Google: Special Searches
    • 12. Google: Shortcuts
      Search shortcuts
      “” phrase
      OR or
      - not
      * “fill in the blank” between words
      + when used before a word, Google will look for that word as typed, no truncation or synonyms.
    • 13. Google: Special Searches
      Special Searches
      Define
      Site:
      Convert
      Time
      Weather
      Map
      Translate
      Earthquakes
      Movies
    • 14. Google: Special Searches
      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
    • 15. What’s on the Web?
      Evaluate!
      C.R.A.P.
      Currency
      Reliability
      Authority
      Purpose
    • 16. When Databases Win
      Online Library
      Current
      Reliable
      Authoritative
      Purchased for your research needs!
    • 17. Other Research Questions?
      Ask your Librarian

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