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SLAV Google Search and Research presentation for Teacher Librarians

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This presentation was delivered to the Northern Metropolitan Branch of the School Library Asssociation of Victoria on September 8, 2011.

This presentation was delivered to the Northern Metropolitan Branch of the School Library Asssociation of Victoria on September 8, 2011.

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    • 1. Google Search & Research Tools for Teacher Librarians
      SLAV Northern Metro Branch Meeting
      September 8, 2011
      Glenda Morris
      Teacher Librarian
      OLMC Heidelberg
    • 2. Today’s session
      • Many know how to search with Google ... but we can always do it better, thus save time
      • 3. Can’t cover all aspects on how to search with Google – too huge
      • 4. Opportunity to explore a range of tools that can reduce the millions of results to be more focussed & links with specifically with your search
    • Google’sMission
      To organise the world’s information & make it universally accessible & useful
    • 5. Google Search Tools
      LimitresultsbyTime
      ReadingLevelFilter
      RelatedSearches
      Timeline
    • 6. Consider
      • Many tools, need to choose the right tool to best suit the purpose
      • 7. Effective searching is an essential 21st Century skill
      • 8. As TLs, it is OUR responsibility to teach students (& teachers) HOW to search efficiently and effectively
      • 9. We MUST help students to organise, access & leverage the information to meet their information needs
    • Search query
    • 10. Sidebar
    • 11. 1. Related Searches
    • 12. 2. Timeline
    • 13. Timeline – Antarctica 1900-99
    • 14. 3. Reading Level Filter
    • 15. Reading level
      Basic
      Intermediate
    • 16. Advanced Reading Level
    • 17. ROAD TEST #1
      • Enter a topic/search query into Google
      • 18. Locate “more search tools” on sidebar
      • 19. Experiment with Google’s
      Related Searches
      Timeline
      Reading Level Filter
    • 20. 4. Translated Foreign Pages
    • 21. 5. Limit Results by Time
    • 22. 6. Advanced Search
    • 23.
    • 24.
    • 25. ROAD TEST #2
      • Enter a topic/search query into Google
      • 26. Locate “more search tools” on sidebar
      • 27. Experiment with Google’s
      Translated Foreign Pages
      Limit Results by ...
      Advanced Search
    • 28. 7. Google Custom Search
    • 29.
    • 30.
    • 31.
    • 32. ROAD TEST #3
      Create a Google Custom Search Engine on a topic of your choice
      http://www.google.com/cse/
      More info
      My blog post on creating Google Custom Search Engines
    • 33. Google Multimedia Search
    • 34. 8. Google Images
    • 35. 9. Similar images
    • 36. Google Similar Images
    • 37. 10. LIFE Photo Archive
      http://images.google.com/hosted/life
    • 38. ROAD TEST #4
      • Enter a topic/search query into Google Images
      • 39. Experiment with Google’s
      Similar Images
      • Enter topic/search query into LIFE Photo Archive
    • Google Research Tools
      Google News Newspaper Search
    • 40. 11. Google Alerts
      Monitor the Web for new content on topics
      Google Alerts = email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news)
      Uses: developing news stories, latest on events …
      Enter the topic you wish to monitor, click preview to see the type of results you'll receive
    • 41.
    • 42.
    • 43. 12. Google News Newspaper Search
      http://news.google.com/newspapers
    • 44.
    • 45.
    • 46. 13. Google Books
      Find books for students/yourself to read or to assist with research – SENIOR students
      Provides access to 1000s of books that would otherwise be difficult/impossible to find
      Search to find pages according to your search query
      Create booklists/bookshelves related to curriculum areas saving in My Library
    • 47. Types of Google Book Views
      • Full-view/full text = out of copyright & out of print books. View and print PDF copies of entire books
      • 48. Limited Preview = Still under copyright with permission granted by publisher/author for X number of pages for viewing
      • 49. Snippet preview = Books under copyright & in print, but publishers/authors granted permission for only small sections to be made available
      • 50. No preview = in-copyright and in print books, permission NOT granted by publishers/authors. Only bibliographic details and synopsis.
    • http://books.google.com/
      Search query: French Revolution and Napoleon
    • 51.
    • 52. No Preview = copyright and/or in print
    • 53. Snippet = copyright and/or in print
    • 54. Preview = Publisher/creator granted permission or out of print
    • 55. Full View = Public Domain (out of print, no copyright)
    • 56.
    • 57. 14. Google Scholar
      http://scholar.google.com.au
      Useful for senior students, but also TEACHERS higher level studies
      Doesn’t search:
      Google Scholar searches:
    • Search query: Web 2.0 teacher education
    • 63. Uni of Southern QLD article download as PDF
    • 64. ROAD TEST #5
      • Enter a topic/search query into Google’s research tools
      Google Books
      http://books.google.com
      Google Scholar
      http://scholar.google.com
      Google’s Newspaper Search
      http://news.google.com/newspapers
    • 65. Useful search websites
      Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources
      http://www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html
      Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers
      Lessons are short & not specific to any discipline = fit the need of your classroom