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Hello Dear Friends, Collogues and Students,

I am Prijith Jacob Thomas working with Fatima Mata National College, Kollam Kerala India. This presentation was prepared during my services as librarian Mar Athansios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla. The purpose of this presentation is purely academic. I happen to go through a Book titled “ Google Secrets by Yvette Davis Published by Wiley India Pvt Ltd. When I went through that document the scope of Google search and services of Google was really amazing. Then I decided to share this information in the form a presentation.

Prijith Jacob Thomas
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Fatima Mata National College

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  • Hello Dear Friends, Collogues and Students,I am Prijith Jacob Thomas working with Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (MACFAST) Tiruvalla Kerala India. The purpose of this presentation is purely academic. I happen to go through a Book titled “ Google Secrets by Yvette Davis Published by Wiley India Pvt Ltd. When I went through that document the scope of Google search and services of Google was really amazing. Then I decided to share this information in the form a presentation.
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    • 1. Google Products, Goggling Prijith Jacob Thomas Librarian Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (MACFAST) Tiruvalla Kerala
    • 2. Google Products Web : Google Search Engine Google Chrome ( Browser) Google Toolbar Media YouTube, Google Books, Google News, Google Scholar, Image search, Picasa , Google Map etc
    • 3. Google Products… Contd  Geo Maps : Panoramio : geo-location oriented photo sharing  Social Networking Orkut Google Plus Blogger Groups
    • 4. Google Products… Contd Home & Office Gmail Google Drive G-Talk Google Calendar Translate Specialized Services Blog Search Finance etc
    • 5. Major Google Products a Brief History Google search is developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin students of Stanford developed search engine as BackRub (1996), operates on Stanford servers. In 1997 its renamed as Google a play on the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. In May 2000 the ten more language version of Google released. Google Toolbar is browser plugin released in December 2000 to enable searching with out going to Google search page. Image search of Google was launched in July 2001 , with offering access to 250 million images Google News with 4000 news sources is launched in September 2002 Acquired Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger in June 2003 Orkut the social networking site was launched in January 2004 Gmail became open to public in April 2004 ( open for every body in Feb 2007 earlier need invitation) Google Desktop Search & Google Scholar a search interface to search scholarly academic thesis, journals, per reviewed journals
    • 6. Major Google Products a Brief History Google Map is alive in Feb 2005 Google Earth a satellite imagery-based mapping service combining 3D buildings and terrain with mapping capabilities and Google search released in June 2005 . GTalk the chatting software of Google launched in August 2005 Google reader is introduced in conference on Web 2.0 at San Francisco in October 2005 ( Google reader is to be withdrawn from service in July 2013) Google Analytics a tool for evaluating web impact is released in November 2005 Gmail Mobile version is launched in US on December 2005 Google Finance released in March 2006 ( later for non US available from July 2007 and live status updating started in June 2008) YouTube the video-sharing website, created by three
    • 7. Major Google Products a Brief History Google Print Program (since renamed Google Book Search) expands through digital scanning partnerships with the libraries of Harvard, Stanford, University of Michigan and Oxford as well as the New York Public Library , Google Book begins offering free PDF Downloads of books in the public domain in December 2006 Google Docs Available for users in Feb 2007 Google Health became available for Public May 2008 Google Chrome Released in September 2008 Google Latitude a location aware apps launched in Feb 2009 Google Voice gadget released in March 2009 Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service was released on April 2012 this enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.Source :
    • 8. Multiple Login / Access Use different web browsers ( Google chrome allows access in single web browser) Add Account option and access the different mail
    • 9. Multiple Login / Access contd.. Forwarding the mail to primary email address
    • 10. Multiple Login / Access contd.. Enable multiple inbox in your primary account Then create a filter and forward all the mail from added account to the newly created inbox
    • 11. Multiple Login / Access contd.. Enable send mail as option in primary account
    • 12. Multiple Login / Access contd..
    • 13. Google Securities contd Use multiple character passwords ( that includes alphabets, numerals and symbols) Two step verification Google Account Security Two step Verification Enable
    • 14. Google Securities contd Suspicious activity alerts ( email alert and phone alert available)
    • 15. Google SearchExplicit Phrase :Enclose the search phrase within double quoteseg : “internet marketing”Exclude Words :use the "-" sign in front of the word you want to excludeeg : internet marketing –advertisingExclude Domain :use the "-" sign in front of the wordeg : internet marketing –.orgSite Specific :eg : "internet marketing”
    • 16. Google SearchSimilar Words and Synonyms : add ~ in front of the wordEg : "Internet marketing" ~professionalSpecific Document Types : "filetype:“Eg : "internet marketing" filetype:pptSpecific Domain : term:.domainEg: internet marketing:.eduThis OR That : Use OR ( capital) between the termsEg : Internet marketing OR advertising
    • 17. Google SearchWildcard : Utilizing the asterisk on Google, you can add greater flexibility in your search and capture a wider variety and a larger number of results.Avoid synonym : Force Google to skip their synonym suggestions by using a plus sign (+)Word Definitions : define:wordEg : define:microeconomicsNumeric Ranges: what’s between the X and Y are two ranges use X..YEg : Prime minister 1960..2012Calculator : instead of bringing up the Calculator applicationEg : 15 * 65
    • 18. Google SearchTipsAvoid stop words viz a; and; for etc in the search barSpecific search eg : CAT use “CAT” otherwise Google will display Cat, CAT, catty , C.A.T, cats etcFor price comparison is possible by $ ( Nike bag $ 50) even though it neglects all the symbols included in the search barKeep short : fewer the term more accurate the resultMake specialty Search Unit conversion : 5 cups in ounces Weather : “weather”635 ( 635 is area code)If we are searching by log in through search will be narrowed based on search historyIf you need privacy searching log out of the account and do the search otherwise it will remain in your history
    • 19. Google SearchSearch Features of GoogleEvery Day EssentialsWeather : To see the weather “weather” followed by the city and stateStock Quotes : To see current market data for a given company or fund, type the ticker symbol into the search box. On the results page, you can click the link to see more data from Google FinanceTime : To see the time in many cities around the world, type in “time” and the name of the city.Sports Score : To see scores and schedules for sports teams type the team name or league name into the search box. This is enabled for many leagues including the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National
    • 20. Google SearchSearch Features of GoogleReference ToolsCalculator : To use Google’s built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you’d like done into the search box.Book Search : If you’re looking for results from Google Book Search, you can enter the name of the author or book title into the search boxEarth earthquakes To see information about recent earthquakes in a specific area type “earthquake” followed by the cityUnit Conversion : Convert between many different units of measurement of height, weight, and volume among many others : enter your desired conversion into the search box and we’ll do the restPublic Data : To see trends for population and unemployment rates type "population" or "unemployment rate" followed by a state or county
    • 21. Google SearchChoosing Key WordSynonyms : tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search termDictionary Definitions ; define space the wordSpell Checker: G oogle’s spell checking software automatically checks whether your query uses the most common spelling of a given word. If it thinks you’re likely to generate better results with an alternative spelling, it will ask “Did you mean: (more common spelling)?”. Click the suggested spelling to launch a Google search for that termHealth SearchHealth Conditions : To see information about a common disease or symptom, enter it into the search box and we’ll return the beginning of an expert summaryMedication : Medications : To see information about most generic and brand name prescription drugs in the U.S., enter
    • 22. Google SearchPoison Control : You can quickly find the U.S. poison control hotline (1-800-222-1222) by entering “poison control” or similar phrases into the search box.Suicide Prevention : quickly find the phone number for the US department National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) by entering "suicide prevention" or similar phrases into the search boxCurrency Conversion :use r built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box and we’ll provide your answer directly on the results page.Flu Vaccine Finder : During flu season, search for “flu” to find tips on how to stay healthy from U.S. Health and Human Services and a flu shot locator which uses Google Maps to show you nearby locations offering seasonal and/or H1N1 flu vaccine. Flight Tracking : To see flight status for arriving and departingFlight Schedules : To see flight schedules to or from a particular destination, type “flights from” or “flights to” followed by the city or airport of interest.
    • 23. Google SearchRelated Search : search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type “related:” followed by the website address into the Google search boxSearch by Number :Package Tracking : You can track packages by typing the tracking number for your UPS, Fedex or USPS package directly into the search boxPatent Numbers: To search for U.S. patents, enter the word “patent” followed by the patent number into the Google search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button.
    • 24. Google Search Voice RecognitionWe can enter the search term by using microphone Windows 7 or higher
    • 25. Google Search HistoryFor Google search HistoryGoogle Login Account Product
    • 26. Google Search History
    • 27. Google Search History editing
    • 28. Google SearchSearch possible as website, map, images, videos, news, shopping, books, places, blog, discussions, applications and patents.Narrowing the search in Google search ( Time viz. last 24 hr, last week, last month & customized days All results viz. sites with images, related search, dictionary, reading levelFor others like Google India, Google Australia etc two more narrowing tools are there. Searching all websites / webs from India Set search location and add search locations
    • 29. Google Search
    • 30. Google SearchNarrowing the search in Google searchTime
    • 31. Google SearchNarrowing the search in Google searchTime Customized
    • 32. Google Search Narrowing the search in Google search
    • 33. Google Search ( Google Nations)Narrowing the search in Google searchAll website/ National
    • 34. Google SearchNarrowing the search in Google searchLocation
    • 35. Search SettingAllows to set the safe search filters ( ON/OFF)Search LanguageSet ON/OFF Google instant predictionSet results per pageOpen Selected option in a new browserBlocking unwanted site ( block upto 500 websites)Edit Search historySelect language for Google use with the accountSet location
    • 36. Google Scholar www. wide catalogue which bring Court opinions Academic papers Professional journal article Thesis Abstract Patents professional societies Online repositories, Universities and other web sites
    • 37. Google Scholar www. Full text documents are evaluated by scholarly persons of in the subject field Documents evaluated and weighted, along with where the document published and credibility of author Rating of how cited by scholars and how recent Helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. We can create email alerts Advanced search facility is available in Google scholar Supporting publishers the worldwide visibility and accessibility of your content Library support organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful
    • 38. Google Scholar www.
    • 39. Google Scholar www.
    • 40. Google Scholar www.
    • 41. Google Scholar www. Recent PapersNormally sorted by relevance"Since Year" to show only recently published papers, sorted by relevance (Normally sorted by relevance, change to sort by date to get date wise)Click envelope icon to have new results periodically delivered by email (create alert)Abstracts are freely available for use, for full text article we should have paid subscription. However some of full text are available free.Related articles" or "Cited by“ for more results
    • 42. Google Scholar www.
    • 43. Google Scholar www.
    • 44. Google Scholar www. Scholar MetricsGoogle Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications.Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new researchCan browse the top 100 publications in several languages, ordered by their five-year h-index and h- median metrics h5-index is the h-index (alternative to earlier impact factor) for articles published in the last 5 complete years. This index was suggested by Jorge E. Hirsch and also known as Hirsch index or
    • 45. Google Scholar www. Scholar Metrics contd… Can also explore publications in research areas of your interest. To browse publications in a broad area of research, select one of the areas in the left column. For example: Social Sciences To explore specific research areas, select one of the broad areas, click on the "Subcategories" link and then select one of the options Browsing by research area is, as yet, available only for English publications Search for specific publications in all languages by words in their titles Scholar Metrics are currently based on our index as it was on November 15, 2012.
    • 46. Google Scholar Metrics
    • 47. Google Scholar Metrics
    • 48. Google Scholar Metrics
    • 49. Google Finance  Financial Information  Financial News  Up to the minute stock price  Currency rate  Summaries to follow market Helps to evaluate performance and wise investment Steps : 1. Know the stock market symbol of the company by typing the name of company in finance search box eg : Nissan When we select the company Google Finance gives the name of the office , directors, the physical address, along with website and company overview
    • 50. Google Finance
    • 51. Google Finance
    • 52. Google Finance Market information is available as graph we can condense/ expand using the mouse
    • 53. Google Finance the graph we can find letter flags, the flags corresponds to the lettered news article to the right of the graph. The news are arranged on the graph in the order of date and time
    • 54. Google Finance can add company to our portfolio by clicking on add to my
    • 55. Google Finance presentation, events will be displayed and we can add it to our Google calendar
    • 56. Google Finance area will be overview , here we can manage investment by using deposit / withdraw link . Here we can import transaction, edit transaction, edit portfolio, delete portfolio, download as Spreadsheet, download to OFXCompare two or more stocks on graphsSecond Control Tab is Portfolio fundamentals which gives preferences of each stock in our portfolio over timeThird Tab is performance shows how shares are faring in the market which helps you to assess the value of the share you holdNext tab is Transaction tab No of shares, price, commission etcThe performance of the caompany for last 52 weeks
    • 57. Google Finance
    • 58. Google News news site that aggregates headlines from more than 4,500 English-language news sources worldwideGoogle News is available in 70 different languagesGroups similar stories together and displays them according to each readers personalized interest ( need to login to Google account )Customize language option (also available in Malayalam )Alerts Weekly, daily or as-it-happens email alerts on any topic that interests youFeeds: You can receive updates of various sections of Google News or Google News search results by subscribing to RSS or Atom feeds in your favorite feed reader
    • 59. Google News
    • 60. Google News Malayalam
    • 61. Google Books
    • 62. Google Books of digital books and detailed catalogue about the book publishedFor books under copyright GB will show preview of the book along with rating , comments and list of places to buyThe books are arranged as Cookery, Family and Relation, business and Economics etc. By clicking over the book we can read the books / have the details of the booksFor books having copyright we could buy it through listed vendors (rediff , flickart, infbeam etc.)Books which are not having copyright protection we can download it for offline readingWe can comment and give star rating for interested booksFor further reading we can add it to personal libraryWe can purchase books through Google play ( but this service yet to be started in Indi)Advanced Search facility is availabe
    • 63. Google Books
    • 64. Google Books Search Tool of Google Books
    • 65. Google Patents patents contains patents issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO)US patent documents date back to 1790, EPO to 1978.Can search the full text of U.S. patents by selecting "Patents" from within Google search , or by typing the grant or application number into Google as follows: US8000000 or US20090299573US Patents is avilable on USPTO website also ( paid service)Download patents individually / bulk as PDFPrior works could be found by clicking Find Prior Art . The Prior Art Finder identifies key phrases from EPO and post-1976 US patent documents, combines them into a search query, and displays the results from Google Patents, Google Scholar, Google Books, and the rest of the web.
    • 66. Google Patents Advanced Search
    • 67. Google Patents
    • 68. Google Drive5 GB of free spacePC and Mac ,Chrome OS, iphone and iPad and Android devicesCan create new documents, spreadsheets and presentationsWork together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appearbulky email attachment, could be Send as a link from Google Drive in Gmail and everyone has the same file, same version—automatically.
    • 69. Google Multimedia SearchesImages files
    • 70. Image Search image from a particular website search by “macfast”site:macfast.orgCan sort according to the size of image by selecting from the option available in navigation bar available on left sideSearch by Colour pictures/ dominant colour/black & white in the imageAdvanced search facility is availableContent wise choice ie. Line drwaing, clip art, photo , faces, news etc.
    • 71. Image Search Image search selecting the search tools
    • 72. Image Search Image sorting by time
    • 73. Image Search sorting customized time
    • 74. Image Search sorting by size
    • 75. Image Search sorting by colour
    • 76. Image Search search sorting by type
    • 77. Image Search the view of photoSelect standard view/ show sizeWhen we select show sizes option the size of the image will be displayed on the image
    • 78. Image Advanced Search Search Search term option All these words ( all the terms typed in search box ) food technology Exact word or phrase ( add quotation mark ) “food technology” Any of these word ( OR search) food packaging OR food processing None of these words ( add minus sign before the un wanted words) food technology –packaging
    • 79. Image Advanced Search the search Size of the image viz. large, medium, small, icon ; pixel of the image ; file size of image Aspect ratio of image viz. tall, square, wide, panoramic Colour in image viz. any colour, full colour, black and white and selected colour from colour box Type of image viz. face, photo, clip art, line drawing Selected region Site/ domain File type viz, jpg, png,mbp , ico,svg etc. Usage rights : free for use or share, free for use or share even commercially, free to use, share or modify, free for use ,share or modify, even commercially Safe search ( show most relevant result /filter explicit result ) , this exact word or phrase ; SafeSearch whether to filter sexually explicit content.
    • 80. Image Advanced Search the search Image size :
    • 81. Image Advanced Search the searchAspect ratio
    • 82. Image Advanced Search the searchColour
    • 83. Image Advanced Search the searchType of Image
    • 84. Image Advanced Search the searchRegion
    • 85. Image Advanced Search the searchSite/domain
    • 86. Image Advanced Search the searchSafe search
    • 87. Image Advanced Search the searchFile type
    • 88. Image Advanced Search the searchUsage right
    • 89. Google Video SearchIndex videos from various video sharing site and websites. viz. YouTube,, etc.Initially started as Google videos , later acquired YouTube and after wards started indexing of video sites alsoSearch of Videos are possible according to duration of video, period or time, quality of video , all videos/ close captioned videos, source websitesAdvanced search facility with words, exazct word/phrase, any of these words (OR search ), none of this word search ( -word)Search could be narrowed by using tools, language, duration, posting date, quality, sub titles any, safe search option
    • 90. Google Video Search
    • 91. Google Video SearchNarrowing SearchDuration of Video
    • 92. Google Video SearchNarrowing SearchTime of creation/posting
    • 93. Google Video SearchNarrowing SearchCustomizing time
    • 94. Google Video SearchNarrowing SearchCustomizing time
    • 95. Google Video SearchNarrowing SearchQuality of Video
    • 96. Google Video SearchNarrowing SearchType of video
    • 97. Google Video SearchNarrowing SearchSource of video
    • 98. Google Video SearchAdvanced Video Search
    • 99. Google DriveGoogle Drive is a file storage and synchronization servicewhich enables user cloud storageIt’s the home for Google Docs nowIt gives 5 GB free space to all free of cost25 GB to 16 TB storage is available for paid subscriptionGoogle Drive setup can be downloaded and installed inPCWhen connected over internet the files in Google Drivefolder will be automatically uploaded to Google cloud We can update the files either offline/ online, the file inthe cloud will be updated when connected over internetWe can share files on internet and multiple accessfacility is available for these file simultaneously
    • 100. Google DriveFiles Supported Image files (.JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, .TIFF, .BMP) Video files (WebM, .MPEG4, .3GPP, .MOV, .AVI, .MPEGPS, .WMV, .FLV) Text files (.TXT) Markup/Code (.CSS, .HTML, .PHP, .C, .CPP, .H, .HPP, .JS) Microsoft Word (.DOC and .DOCX) Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT and .PPTX) Adobe Portable Document Format (.PDF) Apple Pages (.PAGES) Adobe Illustrator (.AI) Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF) Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF) Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) PostScript (.EPS, .PS) TrueType (.TTF) XML Paper Specification (.XPS) Archive file types (.ZIP and .RAR)
    • 101. Google Drive
    • 102. Google Drive Home
    • 103. Google Drive Download in Cloud
    • 104. Google Drive Create fileSelect Create Document/Presentation/forms etc, more applications could be collected from apps
    • 105. Google Drive renaming fileclick on the link untitled document
    • 106. Google Drive renaming fileType the file name
    • 107. Google Drive renaming fileconfirming the file name
    • 108. Uploading file/files on Google Driveclick on upload file/ folder
    • 109. Uploading file/files on Google Driveselect the folder
    • 110. Uploading file/files on Google Drive
    • 111. Uploading file/files on Google Drive
    • 112. Sharing file/files on Google Driveclick on share link
    • 113. Sharing file/files on Google Driveenter the email address to which file / folders to be shares
    • 114. Google DriveActivity Monitoring
    • 115. Google Translate Google translation service is a free service provided for translating between 64 different languages Translate word, sentence , web page etc. between different languages Documents can be uploaded on translate website for translation Translated phrases may be added to phrase book and could be used later The noun, verb the sample usage of that word/phrase are be also displayed in the page. Listening the word using headphone/speaker is available Reading the word phonetically facility is their
    • 116. Google TranslateSupported LanguagesAfrikaans Finnish Malay VietnameseAlbanian French Maltese WelshArabic Galician Norwegian YiddishBelarusian German Persian Current alphaBulgarian Greek Polish languages :Catalan Hebrew Portuguese (that are on test less reliable)Chinese Hindi Romanian(simplified) Armenian Hungarian RussianChinese Azerbaijani Icelandic Serbian(traditional) Basque Indonesian SlovakCroatian Georgian Irish SlovenianCzech Gujarati Italian SpanishDanish Haitian Creole Japanese SwahiliDutch Kannada Korean SwedishEnglish Latin Latvian ThaiEstonian Tamil Lithuanian TurkishEsperanto Telugu Macedonian UkrainianFilipino Urdu
    • 117. Google TranslateHome page select languages enter the word/phrase
    • 118. Google TranslateVerb, Noun etc. display
    • 119. Google Translateabbreviation display
    • 120. Google Translateexample of usage will be displayed by selecting on the following noted icon
    • 121. Google Translatecan read phonetically by clicking on the icon ( shown in figure)
    • 122. Google TranslateListening the sound clipping
    • 123. Google Translatethe translated materials could be add as phrase, and can be used in future
    • 124. Google Translateadded in phrase retrieval
    • 125. Google Translateselecting translator tool kit/ web translator
    • 126. Google Translateselecting translator tool kit  Can upload file  Wikipedia Article  YouTube  Translate Video Webpage
    • 127. Google TranslateSelect Upload - For translating uploaded file then Select local file Choose file  Select language  Select target Translation from translation language name to be done  Upload file
    • 128. Google TranslateSelect Upload - For translating uploaded file then
    • 129. Google TranslateSelect Upload - For translating uploaded file then result ssave the translation for future use
    • 130. Google Translatethe translated file could be found from Google translate toolkit page
    • 131. Google TranslateWikipedia Article & Webpage Enter the URL of the page to be translate Select language Upload for translation ( the rest as per uploaded file)
    • 132. Google TranslateYouTube video  YouTube video must be public or unlisted  a non machine-transcribed  caption track  must be the owner of the YouTube video in order to retrieve and upload its caption file for translation.
    • 133. Thankyou…………………
    • 134. NB: The purpose of this work not a commercial aspect it purely academicCourtesy Google Secrets by Yvette Davis Published by Wiley India Pvt Ltd All my friends encouraged me in doing this presentation