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This is a presentation for the MILI program about search strategies for Google and using the social bookmarking tool Delicious.

This is a presentation for the MILI program about search strategies for Google and using the social bookmarking tool Delicious.

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  • 1. MILI 2009 LeAnn Suchy [email_address]
  • 2. Today we’ll focus on
    • Search tips and strategies for web searching using Google
    • Additional Google search engines
    • Social bookmarking – Delicious
  • 3. The way students search
    • Students want a one-stop shop
    • Don’t often think of additional keywords or search strategies
  • 4. Worksheets you can use 21 st Century Literacies worksheet that helps students identify keywords and synonyms, and the bottom of the worksheet helps them put search strings together.
  • 5. Worksheets you can use Another 21 st Century Literacies worksheet for keyword and synonym help
  • 6. How Google works
    • Googlebot “crawls” billions of web pages and indexes them
    • The indexed pages are then searchable
    • Results are relevancy ranked
      • Over 200 factors determine relevancy, including popularity
  • 7. Google search strategies versus Do not need “and” between terms to combine them, but order matters. Place most prominent items first.
  • 8. Google search strategies Use quotes for exact phrases Include and exclude words
  • 9. Google search strategies Either or Limit to website or domain
  • 10. Google search strategies Limit to range of numbers Limit to type of file
  • 11. Google search strategies Google can be your dictionary Google can be your calculator
  • 12. Other strategies – Google Guide Many other different ways to limit searches: intitle intext allinurl related pages author source
  • 13. Other Google search engines
  • 14. Google News
  • 15. Google News - Archive Click on Advanced Search get to Archive Search…
  • 16. Google News – Archive Search
  • 17. Google News Archives results
  • 18. Google News Timeline results
  • 19. Things about Google News
    • Some articles will be pay per view, especially older articles
    • The archives are not all inclusive and only some information is available
    • Next month when we start talking about databases you’ll see a difference between what is here and what is and there
  • 20. Google Books
  • 21. Google Books results
  • 22. Google Books book view
  • 23. Things about Google Books
    • Many items are not full text
    • Quality of the scanned items is not that great
    • With all the protests to Google Books, things could change - ?
  • 24. Google Scholar
  • 25. Google Scholar search results
  • 26. Google Scholar Advanced Search
  • 27. Things about Google Scholar
    • Not all items are full text – many are citations or lead you to places you can purchase full text
      • Don’t assume you have to purchase the item, bring the citation to the library
    • When we look at databases next month you’ll see the difference between databases and Scholar
  • 28. Organizing Your Links
    • Social bookmarking – storing bookmarks on the web with a community of people
    • Advantages
      • Bookmarks accessible anywhere (even on some mobile devices)
      • Share with a community of others
      • Create networks and share within networks
      • Find additional websites from others
  • 29. Delicious
  • 30. Delicious toolbar buttons http:// The box brings you to your account and the grey tag allows you to bookmark a website in Delicious without ever leaving the website. Brilliant!
  • 31. Between now and our meeting…
    • Look at all the stuff under Month 3 in the wiki
    • Use some Advanced Search tips when searching Google
    • Use Google News, Scholar or Book
    • Sign up for a Delicious account and start using it
    • And BLOG!