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Truly spectacular internet searching by Nathan Rosen March 5 2014

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Training on how to most effectively conduct internet searching via Google, Bing, Twitter, Topsy, Way Back Machine, alerts and watches on pages.

Training on how to most effectively conduct internet searching via Google, Bing, Twitter, Topsy, Way Back Machine, alerts and watches on pages.

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  • 1. March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching Nathan Rosen Library Research Manager © 2014 Dechert LLP 2299251_2_ADM
  • 2. Internet = warehouse of books but thrown together with no order Google/Bing is how you find the needle in a haystack March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 2
  • 3. Google Usage Survey Do you know how to ….  Exclude words from your search  Find pages that include all of the words in that exact order  Limit results to a precise time range  Locate PowerPoint slides on a particular topic  Search only within a particular url site  Set up alert for new Internet pages  Find pages that link to a particular site  Find a page no longer on the Internet but was back in 2011  Set up a free alert to find out when a particular Internet page changes March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 3
  • 4. Truly Effective Internet Searching  Basic Google Search  Google Alerts  Advance Google Search  BING  Google Books  Twitter/Topsy  Google Scholar  Wayback Machine – Internet Archive  Google Images  Internet alerts March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 4
  • 5. 5 questions to ask on every page Who When Why What Legal authority March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 5
  • 6. 3 steps to tame the Information Overload Set a time limit Set your expectations Capture results March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 6
  • 7. Helpful hints Use human filters Write answer you hoping to receive Identify key sources Pause frequently to reevaluate March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 7
  • 8. Google – Search with additional words March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 8
  • 9. Pull down additional options March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 9
  • 10. Location – Address or “10036 map” March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 10
  • 11. Useful direct searches  Calculator – enter math equation into search box  Track packages – enter UPS, FedEx, or USPS tracking number & shows status of shipment  Number conversions – converts any measurements – miles to km  Define words – “define: loquaciousness”  Locate by file type – “filetype:ppt”  Search specific site – “site:nytimes.com”  Sites that link to particular site – “link:dechert.com”  Include synonyms – place ~ in front of term March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 11
  • 12. Advanced Google Search ALL EXACT ANY NONE March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 12
  • 13. Advanced Google Search Narrowing results March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 13
  • 14. Advanced Google Commands  Asterisk – “solar * panels”  In title – “intitle:carbon capture”  In url – “inurl: “carbon capture”  Repeat important search terms  Change the order of your terms  Change one of your search terms March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 14
  • 15. Search Settings March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 15
  • 16. Verbatim Exact words in that exact order March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 16
  • 17. Google Advanced News March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 17
  • 18. Dechert plus location: phil March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 18
  • 19. Google Books March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 19
  • 20. Google Books - Searching March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 20
  • 21. Google Scholar March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 21
  • 22. Articles by person Limitations Articles citing person Full text Abstracts Citations to articles Citations March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 22
  • 23. Google – Images - Searching March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 23
  • 24. Google – Images March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 24
  • 25. Search syntax Flickr Advanced Search Content type Date Copyright March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 25
  • 26. Google Alerts March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 26
  • 27. March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 27
  • 28. More Google options March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 28
  • 29. Still more Google IP Paralegals C&S and FSG Paralegals March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 29
  • 30. BING * different results, * different order, * different web sites located March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 30
  • 31. Check out their Twitter feed March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 31
  • 32. Search on Twitter’s Advanced Search form March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 32
  • 33. Twitter results March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 33
  • 34. Search on Topsy March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 34
  • 35. Topsy – Trend analysis March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 35
  • 36. Wayback Machine www.archive.org March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 36
  • 37. March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 37
  • 38. Dechert’s web site as it appeared in 2005 March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 38
  • 39. Finding original 2005 Dechert press release March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 39
  • 40. Internet page watch www.watchthatpage.com March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 40
  • 41. Watch That Page March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 41
  • 42. Alternative Internet page watch www.changedetection.com March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 42
  • 43. Change Detection March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 43
  • 44. Internet Searching Resources  Edward Appel, Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and OpenSource Intelligence (CRC Press 2011)  Karen Hartman, Searching and Researching on the Internet and the World Wide Web, 5th ed (Franklin Beedle 2010)  Randolph Hock, The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher (Information Today 2013)  Carole Levitt, Google for Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools (ABA 2010)  Stephen Spencer, Google Power Search (O’Reilly Media 2011)  Don MacLeod, How to Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything (Prentice Hall 2012) March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 44
  • 45. Handout Google Search Operators March 5, 2014 Truly Spectacular Internet Searching 45
  • 46. For further information, visit our website at dechert.com. Right click on chart to edit data Ut Malesuada Praesent Dictum Eros Sit Amet Varius Sollicitudin Rhoncus Dechert practices as a limited liability partnership or limited liability company other than in Almaty, Dublin, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Tbilisi.