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Internet Librarian Conference …

Internet Librarian Conference
Monterey, Oct. 23, 2006

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    • 1. New Search Strategies Advanced Techniques, Approaches, & Sources Internet Librarian 2006 By Greg R. Notess, SearchEngineShowdown.com
    • 2. Advanced Search Techniques
      • Not always needed
      • Useful only for specific needs
      • But can then be very helpful
    • 3. SE Reviews & Features Chart
      • searchengineshowdown.com /features
      • Overview chart for quick lookup
      • Each cell links to detailed review
      • Use it when you need the feature
    • 4. 1. Search Transfer
      • Between Search Engines
      • Between Databases at an Engine
      • How?
        • Tabs, Search Box, Bookmarklets
    • 5. 2. Refine & Explore Terms
      • Ask & Exalead: Look Right
      • Clusty: Top Results Folders (Left)
      • Business: Northern Light is Back
    • 6. 3. Search as You Type
      • Google Suggest
      • AlltheWeb Livesearch
        • Using Yahoo! Database
    • 7. 4. The Defining Moment
      • Answers.com
      • Wikipedia
      • Yahoo! Reference
      • define:term at Google
    • 8. 5. Search Societies
      • Tags at social bookmarking sites
      • Del.icio.us for tech and buzz
      • FURL for more professional?
      • Connotea for scientific
    • 9. Field Searching
      • Restrict to a subset of Web
        • Dig deep instead of broad
        • site, inurl, country
      • Link searching
        • Explore link patterns on the Web
    • 10. 6. Basic Subset Searching
      • site:gov OR site:harvard.edu
        • At Google, Yahoo!, Live, Ask, etc.
        • Up to 200 at Gigablast
      • For other URL segments
        • inurl:somewhere.edu/library
    • 11. 7. Expanded Subset Searching
      • Rollyo
        • Yahoo! Database, create list
      • Live Macros
        • Combine domains with more
    • 12. 8. Filetype Searches
      • On Advanced Search Page –or-
      • filetype:pdf Google, Live, Exa
      • originurlextension:pdf
        • At Yahoo!
    • 13. Filetype Tricks
      • Errors
        • Leave off first letter
        • Spaces between words
      • Exalead Analysis
    • 14. 9. Link Searching
      • link:http://ibm.com
        • Works at Google, Live, Yahoo!, Exa
        • Google is incomplete
        • Yahoo! & Live much more detailed
          • And can combine
    • 15. And Brand New:
      • Live.com new operator
      • linkfromdomain:loc.gov site:hr
    • 16. 10. Beyond “Phrase Searching”
      • Proximity at Exalead
        • NEAR for 16 word proximity
        • NEAR/4 for 4 word proximity
      • Less control/precision at Google
        • ” word1 * word2”
    • 17. 11. Cache to the Past
      • Multiple Sources
      • Each with a Specific Date
      • Find Dead, Downed, & Removed
      • History of Changes
    • 18. Cache Details
      • Google, MSN, Gigablast, Ask, Exalead
        • Include Date of Crawl
      • Also at Yahoo!
        • No date
      • Wayback Machine archive.org
        • Many dates
    • 19. More at SearchEngineShowdown.com Thank you! [email_address]