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Internet Search

  1. 1. Internet Search Finding Information on the Internet
  2. 2. My Journey
  3. 3. Why do I care about this?
  4. 4. Milestones in Web Growth
  5. 5. I’ll be going through... •Directories •Search Engines (indexing) •Search Math •Meta Search Engines •Social Bookmarks
  6. 6. Directories Compiled by humans
  7. 7. Directories
  8. 8. Search Engines (Indexing) Compiled by Computers
  9. 9. Search Engines (Indexing)
  10. 10. Search Engines (Indexing) 9% 3% 6% Google Yahoo MSN 10% AOL Ask Others 49% 24% Source: Nielsen NetRatings - July 2006
  11. 11. Importance of the “TOP 10”
  12. 12. Search Math: Get this nerd out of here
  13. 13. “ ” Quotes: “Rosa Parks”
  14. 14. Pluses: quot;red crossquot; +flag
  15. 15. Minuses: bambi disney animated -movie
  16. 16. Combining: “moon landing” apollo -“john young”
  17. 17. Boolean Operators: (AND, NOT, OR)
  18. 18. Synonyms: Harvard ~University (college, school, etc)
  19. 19. File Types: “brown v. board of education” filetype:ppt
  20. 20. Title Search: intitle:“Elevator Up”
  21. 21. URL Search: inurl:badger
  22. 22. Define Search: define: agitprop
  23. 23. Site Search: pirates site:disney.com
  24. 24. Link Search: link:imagegroup.com
  25. 25. Phonebook Search: for the stalkers in the group
  26. 26. Stock Reports: stocks: aapl
  27. 27. Calculator: 2+2=4 or teaspoons in a gallon
  28. 28. Meta Search Engines Searching the search engines
  29. 29. Dogpile.com - a meta crawler
  30. 30. 6 Step to Searching the Internet You’re going to hate this, but give it a try.
  31. 31. 6 Steps to Searching the Internet • Summarize your topic 1 • Identify your key concepts 2 • Choose your keywords 3 • Choose your search tool 4 • Search until you find 5 • Evaluate the resources 6
  32. 32. Example 1 Mark is a truck driver. His brother recently gave him a used Compaq Presario running Windows ME. Mark is kind of new to computers -- he mostly uses his computer to surf the Internet and play games. Recently, when trying to run Windows Update, Mark's computer threw up an error message that said IExplore has caused a problem in mshtml.dll. Iexplore will now close.
  33. 33. Example 1 Mark is a truck driver. His brother recently gave him a used Compaq Presario running Windows ME. Mark is kind of new to computers -- he mostly uses his computer to surf the Internet and play games. Recently, when trying to run Windows Update, Mark's computer threw up an error message that said IExplore has caused a problem in mshtml.dll. Iexplore will now close.
  34. 34. Example 1 IExplore has caused a problem in mshtml.dll “Windows Update” “Windows ME”
  35. 35. Example 2 I want to find a list of search strategies recommended by college libraries.
  36. 36. Example 2 I want to find a list of search strategies recommended by college libraries. Option 1: “search strategies” college libraries
  37. 37. Example 2 I want to find a list of search strategies recommended by college libraries. Option 1: “search strategies” college libraries Option 2: “search strategies” inurl:library site:edu
  38. 38. Social Bookmarking How to remember things that are useful.
  39. 39. del.icio.us
  40. 40. ma.gnolia.com
  41. 41. beta.bookmarks.yahoo.com
  42. 42. Questions?
  43. 43. http://www.elevatorup.com/presentation/
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