Google  and the art of Googling Gerard Sylvester [email_address]
Do you need an introduction to Google? <ul><li>An Internet based search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Larry Page and...
How Google Works <ul><li>Its all about X Y Z </li></ul><ul><ul><li>X = Phrases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Y = Adjacency </...
Use Boolean Operators <ul><li>All search engines accept boolean operators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AND, OR, NOT  </li></ul></...
Other operator <ul><li>“ for exact phrase” </li></ul><ul><li>+ to force Google to include ignored words </li></ul><ul><li>...
Other operators  …cont <ul><li>Numrange  Ex: digital camera 10000..15000 </li></ul><ul><li>Define operator Ex: define: Atm...
Other operators  …cont <ul><li>filetype:pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Site: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions Ex: When was Gandhi bo...
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Effective Google Searches

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This is an introduction to using advanced operators on search engines to refine search queries and to get better search results.

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Effective Google Searches

  1. 1. Google and the art of Googling Gerard Sylvester [email_address]
  2. 2. Do you need an introduction to Google? <ul><li>An Internet based search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, 1973 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HQ in Mountain View, California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has the one of the worlds biggest server farm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data centers in more than a dozen countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.. And you use we everyday! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How Google Works <ul><li>Its all about X Y Z </li></ul><ul><ul><li>X = Phrases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Y = Adjacency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Z = Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.. Remember searches are not case sensitive </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Use Boolean Operators <ul><li>All search engines accept boolean operators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AND, OR, NOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Israel AND Palestine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obama OR Hillary (uppercase OR, |) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gandhi NOT sonia (- also works) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Other operator <ul><li>“ for exact phrase” </li></ul><ul><li>+ to force Google to include ignored words </li></ul><ul><li>Can use parenthesis ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>~ for LIKE operations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other operators …cont <ul><li>Numrange Ex: digital camera 10000..15000 </li></ul><ul><li>Define operator Ex: define: Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions Ex: When was Gandhi born? </li></ul><ul><li>Allintitle: Allintext: Allinurl: </li></ul><ul><li>Global ~ warming (within 10 words range) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other operators …cont <ul><li>filetype:pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Site: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions Ex: When was Gandhi born? </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change site:org OR site:edu </li></ul><ul><li>Wildcards *global warming* </li></ul>
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