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    • Power Searching Google and Google Scholar
      Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian
      Framingham State College
      September 23, 2009
    • 2
      Advanced Google Search
      Click here for
      advanced search
    • The Advanced Search Page
    • Boolean and Phrase Search : AND, “ ”, OR, NOT
      Puts AND between each keyword – broad search (default setting for basic Google search)
      Example : American soccer teams retrieves
      American AND soccer AND teams
      any of these words anywhere on the page
      Puts quotation marks around the keywords, search as a phrase – more narrow search
      Example: “American Soccer Teams” retrieves
      pages that have the phrase
      American Soccer Teams
    • Boolean and Phrase Search: AND, “ ”, OR, NOT
      What your advanced search looks like in the basic search box
      Phrase search
      “American Soccer Teams”
    • Boolean and Phrase Search: AND, “ ”, OR, NOT
      Puts OR between your keywords – very broad search
      any of these words anywhere on the page
      Eliminates unwanted terms that are retrieved from the search
      Example: “American Soccer Teams” –college
      Retrieves pages that mention the phrase American Soccer Teams
      and not the word college
    • More Tools
      Here you can :
      • Increase the number of websites listed per page
      • Select websites written in a particular language
      • Select the type of file that your search retrieves
      • PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, Excel Spreadsheets,
      and more!
      • Example: filetype:pdf , filetype:ppt
      • Search within a particular website or type of website
      • Example: site:cnn.com , site:.edu , site:.gov
    • Even More Features!
      • Date will retrieve recently updated pages
      • Find the latest news on your topic
      • Where your keywords show up
      • Anywhere in the page : very broad, may not be relevant
      • In the title of the page : Probably relevant to your search
      • In the text of the page: broad, may only mention your keywords once
      • In the URL of the page: Probably relevant to your search, but may not retrieve other useful sites
      • In links to the page: Find links to other websites related to your keywords
    • Even More Features!
      Find pages similar to the page: searches for websites related or
      similar to a specific URL
      Example: related:www.framingham.edu
      Retrieves pages similar towww.framingham.edu
      Find pages that link to the page: searches for websites that link to
      the URL you input
      Example: link:www.framingham.edu
      Retrieves pages that link to www.framingham.edu
    • Synonyms ~
      Use this symbol to retrieve synonyms for your keyword
      Example : ~feminism , ~basketball
      Nesting ( )
      Use this to search for synonyms under a certain subject
      Example : cats (Persian OR Himalayan)
      Retrieves sites that mention Persian cats or Himalayan cats
      Wildcard *
      Use this as a placeholder for unknown words in a phrase
      Example: “Obama voted * on * bill”
      Other cool advanced search tips
      • Search scholarly literature using Google
      • peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, articles and abstracts
      • Information that generally is NOT free on the web and
      NOT accessible through a regular Google search
      • Connects with our library
      • For example, if you find an article you need, there may be a direct link to that article in one of our databases
    • Be certain to access Google Scholar through the Henry Whittemore Library
      Connects directly with our holdings – saves you time in finding articles and books!
      Find the link in our A-Z list of databases on our homepage
      Click here for advanced search
    • Advanced Search : Google Scholar
      • This box is very similar to Advanced Google search
      • All words : AND between keywords
      • Exact phrase : “ ”
      • At least one word: OR between keywords
      • Without the words: -term
      “American Soccer Teams” –college
      • Where my words occur:
      • Anywhere in the article : broad search, results may or may not be relevant
      • In the title of the article: more narrow, results may be more relevant but may also miss good sources
    • Advanced Search : Google Scholar
      Search by AUTHOR of an article, book, theses, etc.
      Search for articles published in a particular Journal
      • Results may be narrow and incomplete
      • There may be different ways to spell the name of a journal
      Search for current information on your topic by Date
      • Search by year only
    • Advanced Search : Google Scholar
      Search in a particular subject area
    • Google Scholar supports most of the same Advanced Search operators from the Google search engine
      Synonyms ~
      Nesting ( )
      Wildcard *
      Advanced Search : Google Scholar