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  • 1. Research 2.0
  • 2. What am I looking for?
  • 3. Where will I find it?
  • 4. How will I get there?
  • 5. How good is it?
  • 6. How will I ethically use it?
  • 7. Information Literacy What? How? Tips Extras
  • 8. Smart Search
  • 9. Smart Search rule # 1 Be specific ... because if you aren’t specific, you’ll end up with a bunch of garbage! Takeaway
  • 10. Smart Search rule # 2
  • 11. Smart Search rule # 3 Capitals DO NOT matter
  • 12. Google Operators AND or + Include both keywords Try… Note: “AND” in caps and no space after “+” Hands on
  • 13. Google Operators OR or | Any one keyword Try… Note: “OR” in caps and leave a space after “|” Hands on
  • 14. TIP: 3 Ways to OR… at Google ORbetween keywords Sun OR “solar system” ORstatement in parentheses (sun OR “solar system”) |(“pipe”) character in place of the word OR (sun | “solar system”) All three methods yield the exact same results.
  • 15. Google Operators ” “ Exact phrase Try… Hands on
  • 16. Google Operators - exclude Try… Note: No space after “-” Hands on
  • 17. Google Operators * Missing word Try… Hands on
  • 18. Google Operators ~ Synonyms of the keyword Try… Hands on
  • 19. Google Operators .. Range Try… Note: No spaces between numbers or dots Hands on
  • 20. Google Tips AND is default Capitalization does not matter. Limitof 32 keywords. Supports stemming and wildcard. Order of keywords matter.
  • 21. Summary Be specific AND + OR | - * “ ” ~ ..
  • 22. Smart Search Operators Extras
  • 23. Quiz Time!! Hands on
  • 24. Query Modifiers filetype: intitle: inurl: site: synonym Takeaway
  • 25. filetype:
  • 26. filetype:extension Restricts results to files of type ".doc" (or .xls, .ppt. etc.) Try... Note: No space between filetype: and the file extension like pdf, xls, ppt, doc The “dot” in the file extension – .doc – is optional. Source: Hands on
  • 27. intitle: Source:
  • 28. intitle:terms Restricts results to documents containing keyword in title. Try… Note: No space between intitle: and keyword. To search for phrase put it in quotes. Hands on
  • 29. A Quick Question intitle:waltdisney(without quotes) Search results? Google looks for every page with the word walt in title AND disneysomewhere in body. Note: Quotes are important to search for phrases
  • 30. inurl: Source:
  • 31. URL? Uniform Resource Locator a string used to identify an access protocol, location, and identifier for a file or other Internet resource. Source:,289139,sid3_gci850,00.html
  • 32. inurl:term Restricts results to documents containing keyword in URL. Try… Note: No space between inurl: and the keyword. Hands on
  • 33. site: Source:
  • 34. site:domain Restricts the results to those websites in a domain. Try… Note: No space between site: and the domain. Hands on
  • 35. Tips on using site: Use in conjunction with another search term or phrase.pirates Use to exclude sites.pirates – Use to exclude or include entire domains (dot is optional)pirates –site:compirates site:edu Use an OR search to include or exclude hits from multiple sites or domains. Hands on
  • 36. Synonyms
  • 37. Synonyms ~keyword Search for keyword and its synonyms. Try… Note: No space between ~ and the keyword. Hands on Source:
  • 38. Advanced Operators Alternative query types cache: link: related: info: Other information Define: Calculator Weather Conversion Takeaway
  • 39. List techniques which will need practice List techniques you find useful
  • 40. Alternative Query Types Stuff you can use if you want to search without using any keywords
  • 41. cache: Source:
  • 42. cache:URL Shows the cached version of a web page. Try… Note: No space between cache: and the URL. Use in conjunction with keyword or phrase. Hands on Source:
  • 43. link: Source:
  • 44. Restricts the results to web pages that have links to the specified URL. Try… Note: No space between link:and the URL. Hands on link:URL Source:
  • 45. related: Source:
  • 46. Lists webpages "similar" to a specified web page. Try… Note: There can be no space between related: and the URL. Hands on related:URL Source:
  • 47. info: Source:
  • 48. Presents some information that Google has about a particular web page. Try… Note: There can be no space between info:and the URL. Hands on info:URL Source:
  • 49. List techniques which will need practice List techniques you find useful
  • 50. Other Information Needs Did you know that Google can look up dictionary definitions, answer to math problems?
  • 51. define: Source:
  • 52. Definitions for the word or phrase (if available) Try… Note: Do not need quotes around your phrases. Begin query with define: Hands on define:term Source:
  • 53. Google Calculator Source:
  • 54. 56*78 Arithmetic units of measure Conversions Hands on Calculator Source:
  • 55. Weather Source:
  • 56. Presents the three to four day weather forecast for a particular city. Try… Note: You don’t need a colon in weather. Hands on weather city Source:
  • 57. Advanced Operators Query modifiers filetype: intitle: inurl: site: synonyms Alternative query types cache: link: related: info: Other information needs define: Calculator weather
  • 58. List techniques which will need practice List techniques you find useful
  • 59. Challenge!!! Challenge1 Challenge2 Challenge3 Hands on
  • 60. Google’s other databases
  • 61. Decode search results
  • 62. Decode search results
  • 63. Decode search results
  • 64. Decode search results Top links Google search button: Advanced search Search field Preferences Statistics bar Tip One Box results Page title Text below the title URL of result Size Cached Similar pages Indented result More results Takeaway
  • 65. Decode search results
  • 66. Advanced Search
  • 67. The Search Summit Hands on
  • 68. Search engine math! New: Number of results (upper right corner) Advanced Search: Find Results
  • 69. Advanced Search: Other Options
  • 70. Advanced Search “Search once using these settings” Preferences “Search always using these settings” Advanced Search v. Preferences
  • 71. Google Features: Tips Extras
  • 72. Visual search engines Hands on
  • 73. Fact search engines Hands on
  • 74. Real-Time Search (news) Hands on
  • 75. Meta Search Read: Try: Hands on
  • 76. List techniques which will need practice List techniques you find useful
  • 77. Google alternatives!!! Extras
  • 78. Custom search engines What? Google Others Hands on
  • 79. RSS: Let the web come to you!!! Rich Site Summary format for delivering regularly changing web content Online: Google reader Offline: Mozilla Firefox Hands on
  • 80. Child friendly Search: Browser Hands on
  • 81. Child friendly Search: Search engines Hands on
  • 82. Collaborative research: Diigo Web link Tag Group tag Tag-roll Link-roll Hands on
  • 83. Web annotations: Diigo Notes: Highlights: Extra: Hands on
  • 84. Q&A communities Hands on
  • 85. List techniques which will need practice List techniques you find useful
  • 86. Deep Web Research
  • 87. Deep web research Hands on
  • 88. Authenticate Information
  • 89. Authentication Process Strategy Criteria for website evaluation Where to start: Hands on
  • 90. Anyone Update Quality control Not reviewed Trustworthiness Hands on Y Evaluate What U Find on the Web?
  • 91. Look at theURL -personal page or site ? ~or % or users or members Domain name appropriate for the content ? Restricted: edu, gov, mil, a few country codes (ca) Unrestricted:com, org, net, most country codes (us, uk) Published by an entity that makes sense ? News from its source? Advice from valid agency? Hands on TIPS: Before you click to view the page...
  • 92. Can you tell who wrote it ? name of page author organization, institution, agency you recognize Credentials for the subject matter ? Look for links to: “About us” “Philosophy” “Background” “Biography” Is it current enough ? Look for “last updated” date Hands on TIPS: Scan the perimeter of the page
  • 93. Text possibly forged ? why not a link to published version ? Sources documented with links or notes ? do the links work ? Evidence of bias in text or sources ? Hands on TIPS: Examine the content
  • 94. Search the URL in Click on “Site info for … ” Who owns the domain? Who links to the site? What did the site look like in the past? (Wayback Machine) Hands on TIPS: Do some detective work
  • 95. Which blogs link to it? What do they say? Try the URL in Google Blog Search See what links are in Google’s “Similar pages” Look up the page author in Google Hands on TIPS: Do some detective work
  • 96. Was the page put on the web to inform ? persuade ? sell ? as a parody or satire ? Is it appropriate for your purpose? Hands on Does it all add up ?
  • 97. Try evaluating some sites... Search a controversial topic in Google nuclear armageddon prions danger “stem cells” Scan the first two pages of results Visit one or two sites evaluate their quality and reliability Hands on
  • 98. List techniques which will need practice List techniques you find useful
  • 99. Self study Website investigator: Extras
  • 100. Citation: Tools Online Offline Hands on
  • 101. What’s out there? Sources Wikipedia Google Subscription articles, databases Skype/Twitter/Facebook Dictionary / Thesaurus ( Content People, products News, Book, E-books Multimedia, files, Slideshows, image, audio, video, map Blog, wiki, bookmark Groups, Q&A Community, Forum Takeaway
  • 102. Librarians’ Internet IndexInfoMineGoogle Custom Search Engines (CSE) Computer vs. Human selection
  • 103. Google Directory Human-compiled directory of web pages organized by topic into categories Human editors determine each page’s importance.
  • 104. Google Blog Search [or] Searches blogs with RSSor Atom feed Pro: More updated than regular search Con: Mostly opinions rather than facts.
  • 105. Google Scholar Source: Limits searches to Peer-reviewed papers, Theses, Books, Abstracts and articles Scholarly information from Academic publishers, Professional societies, Preprint repositories, Universities and other scholarly organizations
  • 106. Google University Search OR Limits your search to a particular .edu domain
  • 107. How do get to all these sources? Extras
  • 108. Guide to Searching Extras
  • 109. Information Literacy Mindmap on Information Literacy resources: Personal productivity: Self-study: For student assessment: Book: netsavvy Extras
  • 110. Extra Reading Articles Groups Extras
  • 111. List techniques which will need practice List techniques you find useful