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This is a PPT from a webinar on using Google to your advantage, so search strategies are outlined.

This is a PPT from a webinar on using Google to your advantage, so search strategies are outlined.

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