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  • Search Engine Tips & Tricks
  • Popular Search Engines
    • Ask.com – 2 billion pages indexed
    • Yahoo.com – over 20 billion pages indexed
    • Google.com – undisclosed but HUGE
  • http://www.google.com/librariancenter/librarian_tools.html Google Has A Cheat Sheet View slide
  • Other Useful Search Engines
    • AltaVista.com
    • Babelfish for language translation
    • Askjeeves.com
    • Good for natural language queries
    • Mamma.com
    • Searches 7 major search engines
    View slide
  • Other Search Functions Besides web pages, search engines can be used for: Calculator Dictionary Images Video News Shopping
  • Strategies
    • Use quotation marks to find words together
    • (“Great Depression”)
    •      Use a minus (-) sign to exclude words
    • (Bears -Chicago)
    • Example search
    • “ seasonal depression” -great site:edu
  • site:.edu site:.edu results in a list of colleges and universities
  • site.:edu intitle: " index of " site.:edu intitle: "index of" results in a list of directories of universities and colleges
  • site:.edu filetype:pdf
    • site:.edu filetype:pdf
    • Results in a list of colleges
    • and universities with
    • .pdf files
  • site:.edu filetype:pdf "civil war"
    • site:.edu filetype:pdf "civil war"
    • Results in a list of colleges
    • and universities with
    • .pdf files that reference the
    • Civil War
  • site:vcu.edu filetype:pdf "civil war"
    • site:vcu.edu filetype:pdf "civil war“
    • Results in pdf files only from VCU
    • that reference the Civil War.
  • site:yale.edu intitle:"index.of" .mp3
    • site:yale.edu intitle:"index.of" .mp3
    • Results in mp3 files from
    • Yale University.
  • Construct Your Search
    • Question
    • What are the methods of tattoo
    • removal that a teen might consider?
    • Optimal search terms:
    • “ tattoo removal” teen site:gov
    • Answer:
    • Laser surgery, dermabrasion, surgical excision