Power Searching With Google


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Power Searching With Google

  1. 1. Power-Searching within
  2. 2. Searching for a phrase <ul><li>This is probably the most basic search strategy within Google. </li></ul><ul><li>Place quotation marks around words you want to treat as a unit. This will ensure that the search will be for the entire phrase, not the individual words. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: type in “halifax explosion of 1917” without the quotes, then try it with the quotes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Searching within the title part of the website <ul><li>There are 2 ways to limit your search to words found the in the title part of the website: </li></ul><ul><li>intitle : </li></ul><ul><li>allintitle : </li></ul><ul><li>(notice the colon after each) </li></ul>
  4. 4. intitle: <ul><li>When you use intitle:, the first word (or phrase within quotation marks) that follows this command will be located in the title part of the web site. </li></ul><ul><li>The others words may be in the title part of the web site, but they do not have to be. </li></ul>
  5. 5. allintitle: <ul><li>When you use allintitle: every word following the command must be located in the title part of the website. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Eliminating Commercial Sites <ul><li>While commercial sites are valuable for some things, they aren’t always valuable for school assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want search results without any of the .com’s, then use -.com at the end of your search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: If you want information on salmon, then use: salmon -.com to get rid of the commercial sites. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Searching for only educational sites <ul><li>What if you only want to search educational sites? </li></ul><ul><li>Search results can be limited to educational institutions by adding .edu at the end of the search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Try searching “storm warning”, then “storm warning” .edu and compare results. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 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>Try this: To find a PowerPoint about fractions, type in fractions .ppt </li></ul>
  9. 9. Searching within a site <ul><li>Google has the ability to search within a site for information. This ability is quite useful as some web sites contain many pages, and it is often difficult to find things you are seeking within a large site. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: If you wanted to find out how much tuition costs at the University of Manitoba and you know the internet address ( http://www.umanitoba.ca/ ), this is how you would find the answer: </li></ul><ul><li>tuition site: www.umanitoba.ca </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography <ul><li>1. Gunn, Holly. &quot;Become a Google Power Searcher.&quot; Teacher Librarian 32 (2005): 14-21. 15 Mar. 2007 <http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=5&hid=105&sid=28c8f5f6-f9c6-40eb-b2f7-4f34cd306078%40sessionmgr102>. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Makler, Mike. &quot;Put the Full Power of Google to Work with 11 Google Power Search Tips.&quot; ZeroMillion . 15 Mar. 2007 <http://www.zeromillion.com/financial-services/put-the-full-power-of-google-to-work-with-11-google-power-search-tips-by-mike-makler.html>. </li></ul>
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