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Finding the best on the webGoogle search strategies & search engines<br />MILI 2010-2011<br />LeAnn Suchy<br />leann@metro...
Reminder<br />Links in MILI Wiki, under Month 3<br />
The way students search<br />Students want one-stop shop<br />Don’t often think of additional keywords or search strategie...
21st Century Literacies<br />Worksheets you can use with students<br />Identifying Keywords, Synonyms, &<br />Key Phrases<...
21st Century Literacies<br />Creating An Effective Search Statement Worksheet<br />
How Google works<br />Googlebot “crawls” billions of web pages and indexes them<br />The indexed pages are searchable<br /...
Google search strategies<br />Do not need “and” between terms<br />Order matters, most prominent first<br />Ignore punctua...
Google search strategies<br />Use quotes for exact phrases<br />+ & - to include and exclude words<br />
Google search strategies<br />Either OR (must type in caps)<br />Use parentheses to enclose concepts<br />
Google search strategies<br />Limit to website with site:<br />Limit to domain with site:<br /><ul><li> com, edu, org, gov...
Google search strategies<br />Limit to type of file<br />
Google search strategies<br />Limit to range of numbers with ..<br />
Google Guide<br />Many other ways to limit searches:<br />intitle<br />intext<br />allinurl<br />related pages<br />author...
Google search strategies<br />Google can be your dictionary with define:<br />
Google search strategies<br />Google can be your calculator<br />
Google search strategies<br />
Google Advanced Search<br />
Google News<br />
Google News Archive Search<br />
Things about Google News<br />Some articles will be pay per view<br />The archives are not all inclusive; only some inform...
Google Books<br />
Things about Google Books<br />Many items are not full text<br />But they do have links to libraries<br />Quality of the s...
Google Scholar<br />
Things about Google Scholar<br />Not all items are full text – many are citations or lead you to places you can purchase f...
Between now and our meeting…<br />Look at all the stuff under Month 3 in the wiki, including assignments<br />Use some Adv...
When we meet in-person…<br />You’ll learn how to use Delicious to organize your bookmarks<br />Next in-person meetings (al...
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  1. 1. Finding the best on the webGoogle search strategies & search engines<br />MILI 2010-2011<br />LeAnn Suchy<br />leann@metronet.lib.mn.us<br />
  2. 2. Reminder<br />Links in MILI Wiki, under Month 3<br />
  3. 3. The way students search<br />Students want one-stop shop<br />Don’t often think of additional keywords or search strategies<br />
  4. 4. 21st Century Literacies<br />Worksheets you can use with students<br />Identifying Keywords, Synonyms, &<br />Key Phrases<br />
  5. 5. 21st Century Literacies<br />Creating An Effective Search Statement Worksheet<br />
  6. 6. How Google works<br />Googlebot “crawls” billions of web pages and indexes them<br />The indexed pages are searchable<br />Results are relevancy ranked<br />Over 200 factors determine relevancy, including popularity<br />
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  8. 8. Google search strategies<br />Do not need “and” between terms<br />Order matters, most prominent first<br />Ignore punctuation<br />
  9. 9. Google search strategies<br />Use quotes for exact phrases<br />+ & - to include and exclude words<br />
  10. 10. Google search strategies<br />Either OR (must type in caps)<br />Use parentheses to enclose concepts<br />
  11. 11. Google search strategies<br />Limit to website with site:<br />Limit to domain with site:<br /><ul><li> com, edu, org, gov</li></li></ul><li>Google search strategies<br />Don’t forget the minus symbol to exclude some domains<br />
  12. 12. Google search strategies<br />Limit to type of file<br />
  13. 13. Google search strategies<br />Limit to range of numbers with ..<br />
  14. 14. Google Guide<br />Many other ways to limit searches:<br />intitle<br />intext<br />allinurl<br />related pages<br />author<br />source<br />
  15. 15. Google search strategies<br />Google can be your dictionary with define:<br />
  16. 16. Google search strategies<br />Google can be your calculator<br />
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  18. 18. Google search strategies<br />
  19. 19. Google Advanced Search<br />
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  21. 21. Google News<br />
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  24. 24. Google News Archive Search<br />
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  27. 27. Things about Google News<br />Some articles will be pay per view<br />The archives are not all inclusive; only some information available<br />When we talk about databases you’ll see a difference between what is here and what is there<br />
  28. 28. Google Books<br />
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  31. 31. Things about Google Books<br />Many items are not full text<br />But they do have links to libraries<br />Quality of the scanned items is good, but you may find some that are hard to read<br />
  32. 32. Google Scholar<br />
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  34. 34. Things about Google Scholar<br />Not all items are full text – many are citations or lead you to places you can purchase full text<br />Don’t assume you have to purchase the item, bring the citation to the library<br />When we look at databases next month you’ll see the difference between them and Scholar<br />
  35. 35. Between now and our meeting…<br />Look at all the stuff under Month 3 in the wiki, including assignments<br />Use some Advanced Search tips when searching Google<br />And BLOG!<br />
  36. 36. When we meet in-person…<br />You’ll learn how to use Delicious to organize your bookmarks<br />Next in-person meetings (always available on the wiki in the Calendar):<br />Sanford - Monday, Oct 11th, 4:45-6:45pm<br />South - Tuesday, Oct 26th, 4-6pm<br />Southwest - Thursday, Oct 28th, 4-6pm<br />
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