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Power Searching with Google

  1. 1. Google Power Searching
  2. 2. Power Search 1: Searching a Phrase <ul><li>Search for a phrase by placing quotation marks around words you want to treat as a unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Example : To find the name of the play that contains the lines “to be or not to be,” type in “to be or not to be” play. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Power Search 2: Search within the title part of a website <ul><li>There are two ways: intitle : and allintitle : </li></ul><ul><li>Notice that there is a colon after each. </li></ul>
  4. 4. INTITLE: <ul><li>When you use intitle:, the first word or phrase (group of words enclosed in quotation marks) that follows this command will be located in the title part of the web site. The others words may be in the title part of the web site, but they do not have to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: If you want to find web sites about &quot;Dolly the cloned sheep,&quot; try this search: </li></ul><ul><li>intitle: Dolly cloning sheep </li></ul>
  5. 5. ALLINTITLE: <ul><li>Every word following the command must be located in the title part of the web site when you use the command allintitle:. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to ensure that every word is located in the title part of the web site, use allintitle: as in this search: </li></ul><ul><li>allintitle: Dolly cloned sheep DNA </li></ul><ul><li>This search ensures that all the words &quot;Dolly cloned sheep DNA&quot; are in the title part of the web site. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Power Search 3: Eliminate commercial sites from the search results <ul><li>Many (sometimes most) sites are commercial sites that are not very useful for school purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>You can eliminate commercial (.com) sites from your search results by adding -.com to the end of your search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Try intitle:”global warming”-.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Power Search 4: Search for only educational sites <ul><li>It is often useful to restrict searches to only educational sites (.edu) </li></ul><ul><li>Search results can be limited to U.S. educational institutions by adding edu after your search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Search results can be limited to U.S. educational institutions by adding edu after your search terms. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Power Search 5: Search for a particular file type <ul><li>Google can search for many different types of files, including Adobe Acrobat files (pdf); PowerPoint (ppt); and word documents (doc). </li></ul><ul><li>Example 1: To locate pdf documents about global warming, try this search: </li></ul><ul><li>intitle: “global warming&quot; filetype:pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Example 2: If you want to locate PowerPoint presentations about the same topic, try this search: </li></ul><ul><li>intitle: “global warming&quot; filetype:ppt </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=15&hid=116&sid=3372041f-4a10-420d-a53c-f93400eaeec7%40sessionmgr106 </li></ul>

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