Search Techniques:  Phrase Searching <ul><li>For two or more words in a specific order </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine fin...
Search Techniques:  Boolean Searching <ul><li>For combining keywords in Google </li></ul><ul><li>To combine two or more ke...
Practice <ul><li>Use this space to practice your search strings </li></ul>
<ul><li>For documents and reports:  </li></ul><ul><li>Limit your searches to different document formats </li></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>For documents in the title of the webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Search for words in the title of a Google document </l...
Practice <ul><li>Use this space to practice your search strings </li></ul>
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Getting the most out of google advanced search techniques

  1. 1. Search Techniques: Phrase Searching <ul><li>For two or more words in a specific order </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine finds exact matches to your phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Assume that the words always appear in the same order </li></ul><ul><li>Use quotation marks </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. “financial crisis”; “internet security” </li></ul><ul><li>Use to increase relevancy </li></ul>
  2. 2. Search Techniques: Boolean Searching <ul><li>For combining keywords in Google </li></ul><ul><li>To combine two or more keywords, use + </li></ul><ul><li> Try this: “financial crisis” +Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Try this: “financial crisis” +Asia +Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>To remove a search term use – </li></ul><ul><li>Try this: “financial crisis” +Asia -1997 </li></ul><ul><li>NOTES: In Google you must use symbols[ + - ] </li></ul><ul><li>There is no space between the symbol and the word </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Use these techniques to reduce the number of hits </li></ul>NO SPACE
  3. 3. Practice <ul><li>Use this space to practice your search strings </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>For documents and reports: </li></ul><ul><li>Limit your searches to different document formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. PowerPoint; PDF; Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Try this: &quot;financial crisis&quot; +Singapore filetype:pdf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit your searches to specific domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. the domain .gov or .edu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try this: &quot;financial crisis&quot; +Singapore site:.gov.sg </li></ul>Advanced Search Techniques: Document Types and Domains
  5. 5. <ul><li>For documents in the title of the webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Search for words in the title of a Google document </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. intitle: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try this: intitle:“financial crisis” </li></ul>Advanced Search Techniques: Document Fields
  6. 6. Practice <ul><li>Use this space to practice your search strings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Google Advanced Search Page
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