Dr Google speaking! How may I help you?


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  • New Tweets as they come available ; Discussions on the topic from different websites
  • Use Google Scholar when research a new topic. It will show you the top publishers/journals/databases.
  • Suitable Google Scholar API needs to be first released in order to get a more complete and accurate application. To keep in mind the author result.
  • Amazon to launch 3rd generation Kindle reader
  • New books, useful books for your users; books to purchase in the Library, etc
  • If you don’t have the print in the library; You have distance/part-time students who can benefit of the remote online access
  • Use Google's SafeSearch filter if you don't want to see sites that contain pornography, explicit sexual content, profanity, and other types of hate content in your Google search results.
  • Dr Google speaking! How may I help you?

    1. 1. Dr. Google speaking! <br />How may I help you? <br />PavlinkaKovatcheva<br />E-mail: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za<br />Sciences Librarian, University of Johannesburg<br />Tenth Southern African Online Information Meeting CSIR<br />4 August 2010<br />
    2. 2. Dr. Google Visitation hours: 24/7<br />When you get sick, you visit the doctor, so he can help you get better. <br />He will perform a check-up, prescribe the right medicine or suggest how to treat the symptoms. <br />You will take the prescription to the Pharmacy<br />Then you hope the medicine will have a fast effect on you<br />You seek out Google to find information on anything that pop-up in your head<br />Dr. Google can help you find information about your problem, or give you a “pathfinder” to trace the information. <br />Dr. Google offers many ways to cure your needs. Let’s find out which will work.<br />
    3. 3. Is Google Making Us Stupid?<br />.... Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes. A few Google searches, some quick clicks on hyperlinks, and I’ve got the telltale fact or pithy quote I was after.......<br /> Nicholas Carr<br />SLA Conference, June 2010<br />http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/6868/<br />
    4. 4. http://www.google.com<br />
    5. 5. New Search Interface: May’10 New left-hand navigation menuCleaner-looking logo<br />Sub-categories &<br />Search tools<br />
    6. 6. NEW! Wonder wheel searchVisual representation of a searchSuggest additional Narrowed Topics; Mind Map display<br />
    7. 7. NEW! TimelineVisual representation of a search per year of Publication <br />
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    9. 9. http://scholar.google.co.za<br />
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    11. 11. NEW! April 2010<br />This gadget queries Google Scholar in the same fashion as a web-browser. <br />The returned results are initially analysed for the total amount of publications found<br />http://code.google.com/p/citations-gadget/<br />
    12. 12. Prescription Tips:<br />Don’t have a book in the Library?<br />Your user is desperate?<br />Find a solution with Google Books!<br />Create My Library! <br />http://books.google.co.za<br />
    13. 13. <ul><li>Search for books of interest
    14. 14. Log-in to your Google account
    15. 15. Create My Google Library
    16. 16. Add books to your library
    17. 17. Customise with reviews and ratings
    18. 18. Share your library with others</li></li></ul><li>
    19. 19. Emergency Room: Google Books can help your users!<br />http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/FrontPage<br />
    20. 20. Keep-up current with favourite websites, blogs and news<br />Web-based aggregator, capable of reading <br />Atom and RSS feeds online or offline<br />http://www.google.com/reader<br />Google Reader Blog: http://googlereader.blogspot.com/<br />
    21. 21.
    22. 22. One Portal for Personal & Professional Information <br />
    23. 23.
    24. 24.
    25. 25. World NEWS at a Glance<br />
    26. 26.
    27. 27. NEW! <br />Revamped Image search page<br />Display up-to 1000 images on a single scrollable page<br />Easy to look more images<br />No accompanying text<br />Pop-up window for larger quick view, when your mouse is over the image<br />Selection options: size, type, colour<br />Safe Search to filter the results<br />
    28. 28. NEW! June 2010: Google Earth 5.2<br />NEW! Street View<br />
    29. 29. Google Labs latest ideas and playgroundWhat’s NEW in Googlevile: Android (12); Applications (7)Communications (4); Maps (7); Search (15); Other (7)<br />http://www.googlelabs.com/<br />
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    31. 31. Transliteration is the process of phonetically converting a word written in one script into another. <br />It is the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other. <br />http://www.google.com/transliterate/<br />
    32. 32. http://translate.google.com/#<br />
    33. 33. Follow Finderhttp://followfinder.googlelabs.com/<br />
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    35. 35. Dr. Google Further Prescriptions<br />
    36. 36. HowMayIHelpyou?<br />
    37. 37. The naked ! Breathe in ….. Breathe out   …..  The heart is strong! You will live a long life!<br />
    38. 38. Thank you<br />PavlinkaKovatcheva<br />Sciences Librarian, University of Johannesburg<br />Tel: + 27 11 559-2621<br />E-mail: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za<br />Find me on: <br />LinkedIn; Facebook; Skype; Twitter: ujlibscience; <br />Visit the UJ Science Librarian Portal:<br />http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/FrontPage<br />