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Effective and EfficientGoogle Searching~Jaclyn Lee Parrott
GOOGLE: Focus on theuser and all else will followMISSION: Organize the world’sinformation and make ituniversally accessible and usefulhttps://www.google.com/
Click on the link below to form animpression of all the differentproducts Google offers you.http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/produ
Keep in mind that Google is a business, and theyprofit by profiling you through your searching soadvertisers can target you through their products.Their products are also never guaranteed to stickaround. As innovative as they are, be careful ofyour investment into their resources. Check outthese articles at your leisure if your curiosity ispiqued:Library Babel Fish Bloghttp://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/reading-end-google-reader“Content Farming, Quick Creation, and DecliningInformation Quality”http://web.ebscohost.com.eres.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/ehost/detail?vid=3&sid=b822e758-d4aa“Dirty Little Secrets of Search”http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/business/13search.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Lets start searching!Keep in mind Google automaticallysearches with a Boolean AND, finding allthe terms you list somewhere (in text ofpages, links), stems some words, ranks,etc.
these links:•How Search Workshttp://www.google.com/insidesearch/howsearch•Web Search:http://support.google.com/?hl=en•Basic Search Help:http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answeFirst, check out
Basic Google Search Example(Try out in the basic search box):https://www.google.com/“The developing field ofcyberpsychology encompasses allpsychological phenomena that areassociated with or affected byemerging technology”define: cyberpsychology
More Examples:•time: hawaii•review: argo•link: library.manoa.hawaii.edu/•convert units into measurements(e.g. 5 km in miles)•convert units of currency
and more...•ZIP code for current weather(e.g. weather: 96822)•forecast for the current weather(e.g. forecast: honolulu)•weather: hawaii
Google Advanced Search Help•Lets go to the Google Advanced Search screen:http://www.google.com/advanced_search(FYI, you can also click on the gear icon on the right side ofthe Google basic search page to access AdvancedSearch)•Google Advanced Help(look here for more insight):http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ans•Google Advanced Search Operator Guide (moretips and tricks):
Try using "Search Tools" after you run your initial search
Evaluating Web Resources CriteriaRating scale to base evaluation on:https://docs.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/document/d/1UcLMl__YKt-NSCkPDKwd•Objectivity•Authority•Accuracy•Currency•Usability•RelevancyAlso, read notes below for more clarification
Avoid Plagiarism!Cite Sources.•Plagiarism is using someone else’s words orideas without their permission•Research-based writing has rules- we rely onexperts, and give credit to previous researcherswhether using direct quotes or general ideasTo learn more:•APA (American Psychological Association)•http://www.apastyle.org/•APA Citation Style Guide•https://docs.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/document/d/1sRbX
Assess YourselfAn information literate individual:•“Determines extent of information needed•Accesses needed information effectively andefficiently•Evaluates information and its sources critically•Incorporates selected information into one’sknowledge base•Uses information effectively to accomplish aspecific purpose•Understands the economic, legal, and socialissues surrounding the use of information, andaccesses and uses information ethically and
Advanced Google ExerciseNow it is time to practice on your own!Here is the link to get you started:https://docs.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/spreadshe
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