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Internet Librarian Conference

Internet Librarian Conference
Monterey, Oct. 23, 2006

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New Search Strategies Presentation Transcript

  • 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]