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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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  • 1. Finding the best on the webGoogle search strategies & search engines
    MILI 2010-2011
    LeAnn Suchy
  • 2. Reminder
    Links in MILI Wiki, under Month 3
  • 3. The way students search
    Students want one-stop shop
    Don’t often think of additional keywords or search strategies
  • 4. 21st Century Literacies
    Worksheets you can use with students
    Identifying Keywords, Synonyms, &
    Key Phrases
  • 5. 21st Century Literacies
    Creating An Effective Search Statement Worksheet
  • 6. 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
  • 7.
  • 8. Google search strategies
    Do not need “and” between terms
    Order matters, most prominent first
    Ignore punctuation
  • 9. Google search strategies
    Use quotes for exact phrases
    + & - to include and exclude words
  • 10. Google search strategies
    Either OR (must type in caps)
    Use parentheses to enclose concepts
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Google search strategies
    Limit to type of file
  • 13. Google search strategies
    Limit to range of numbers with ..
  • 14. Google Guide
    Many other ways to limit searches:
    related pages
  • 15. Google search strategies
    Google can be your dictionary with define:
  • 16. Google search strategies
    Google can be your calculator
  • 17.
  • 18. Google search strategies
  • 19. Google Advanced Search
  • 20.
  • 21. Google News
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24. Google News Archive Search
  • 25.
  • 26.
  • 27. 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
  • 28. Google Books
  • 29.
  • 30.
  • 31. 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
  • 32. Google Scholar
  • 33.
  • 34. 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
  • 35. 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!
  • 36. 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