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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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    Finding The Best Finding The Best Presentation Transcript

    • MILI 2009 LeAnn Suchy [email_address]
    • Today we’ll focus on
      • Search tips and strategies for web searching using Google
      • Additional Google search engines
      • Social bookmarking – Delicious
    • The way students search
      • Students want a one-stop shop
      • Don’t often think of additional keywords or search strategies
    • 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.
    • Worksheets you can use Another 21 st Century Literacies worksheet for keyword and synonym help
    • 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
    • Google search strategies versus Do not need “and” between terms to combine them, but order matters. Place most prominent items first.
    • Google search strategies Use quotes for exact phrases Include and exclude words
    • Google search strategies Either or Limit to website or domain
    • Google search strategies Limit to range of numbers Limit to type of file
    • Google search strategies Google can be your dictionary Google can be your calculator
    • Other strategies – Google Guide Many other different ways to limit searches: intitle intext allinurl related pages author source
    • Other Google search engines
    • Google News
    • Google News - Archive Click on Advanced Search get to Archive Search…
    • Google News – Archive Search
    • Google News Archives results
    • Google News Timeline results
    • 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
    • Google Books
    • Google Books results
    • Google Books book view
    • 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 - ?
    • Google Scholar
    • Google Scholar search results
    • Google Scholar Advanced Search
    • 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
    • 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
    • Delicious
    • 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!
    • 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!