Internet Search Tips featuring Google

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Internet Search Tips featuring Google

  1. 1. Internet Search Tips Featuring Google
  2. 2. GoogleGoogle’s introductory screen:
  3. 3. GoogleWhen you start typinga search, Google willimmediately beginsearching when“Instant Search” isturned on.(This is found at top,right of Google screen,under Search Settings.)
  4. 4. GoogleNote that a simple search for cargocults found about 87,500 results!!
  5. 5. Google And of those 87,500 results, you have a combination of reliable and not-so-reliable websites.
  6. 6. GoogleYou can use the options on theleft to narrow things down. Theoption for limiting for timeperiod may be especially helpfulfor finding recent information.
  7. 7. GoogleReturn to the Googleintroductory page, and click onthe Tools symbol, and then onthe Advanced Search option.
  8. 8. Google Take advantage of the advanced search for fine-tuning your search. Note the option for searching within a site or domain. You can search just in educational (.edu) or government (.gov) websites.
  9. 9. Google Note the addresses in these search results. All are from educational institutions.
  10. 10. Google Government web sites.
  11. 11. GooglePhrase searches will find the words thatyou enter appearing together in the webpage, not as separate words.
  12. 12. GoogleSearching for “cargo cults” as a phrase, ingovernment web pages will narrow downthe earlier search – 92 results instead of87,000!
  13. 13. GoogleAlso, investigate the Advanced Search Tipslink at the top, right of the AdvancedSearch page.
  14. 14. Google The tips provide search ideas that are useful in Google as well as many other databases and search engines.
  15. 15. More than GoogleIf you prefer to use a search engine otherthan Google, look around for similaroptions!

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