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Tips and tools for common web searching tasks. ...

Tips and tools for common web searching tasks.
Companion web site available at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/
Pay special attention to http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/refine4.html

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    Power Searching on the Web Advanced: Finding Specialized Information Power Searching on the Web Advanced: Finding Specialized Information Presentation Transcript

    • Power Searching on the Web Advanced: Finding Specialized Information Patricia F. Anderson and Karen Reiman-Sendi (Enriching Scholarship 2007) http://www.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/ © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
    • Finding Specialized Information
      • Workshop Overview
        • Internet and Library Resources
        • Recap of Basic Internet Search Tips (8)
        • Search Engine Tasks
        • Question/Answer
    • Internet and Library Resources
      • Many of the resources demonstrated have fee-based equivalents, that have been paid for by the University Libraries.
      • Think of the resources demonstrated both as useful in their own right, but also as illustrations of a resource type or discovery tool that might be useful in other contexts.
      • Our discussion today begins with the Internet. Other contexts might include, for example, print or peer-reviewed research.
    • Finding Specialized Information: 8 Tips
      • Quotation marks
      • OR
      • Parentheses
      • Limit by site
      • Limit by filetype
      • + (plus sign)
      • - (minus sign)
      • ~ (tilde sign)
    • Finding Specialized Information
      • Search Engine Tasks
        • Finding print resources
        • Finding pictures
        • Finding information on health, drugs, grants
        • Finding news, blogs, opinions
    • Task 1: Finding print resources
      • Google has special options for searching in the text of print resources.
        • Google Book Search ( http://books.google.com/)
          • "matrix metalloproteinases"
          • “ statistical methods” demography
        • Google Scholar ( http://scholar.google.com/)
          • "matrix metalloproteinases"
          • ("global warming" OR "climate change“) kyoto
    • Task 1: Finding print resources
      • A9.com ( http://www.a9.com/ ) offers custom options that include searching holdings for libraries, and a variety of special databases.
        • “ robert frost”
      • WorldCat ( http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/) also searches library holdings
        • immigration OR “illegal aliens”
    • Task 1: Finding print resources
      • Additional resources (especially useful for articles)
        • FindArticles - http://www.findarticles.com/
        • Scirus - http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/
        • Connotea - http://www.connotea.org/
    • Task 2: Finding pictures
      • Searching for a picture of something:
        • Royalty-Free: Corbis, Creative Commons (Flickr)
      • Searching for thumbnails of web pages:
        • Exalead, IceRocket
      • Searching collections of image search tools:
        • FaganFinder, KidsClick
      • Using specialty image search tools:
        • American Memory, CSIRO, Hardin MD
    • Task 3: Finding information on health, drugs, grants
      • Searching for health information:
        • MedStory
        • eMedicine
        • MedlinePlus
        • healthfinder
    • Task 3: Finding information on health, drugs, grants
      • Searching for drug information:
        • MedlinePlus: Drug Information
        • RXlist
        • FDA: CDER: Drug Information Page
        • CIMER: Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources
    • Task 3: Finding information on health, drugs, grants
      • Searching for grant information:
        • University Library’s Resources on Foundations & Grants subject guide
        • Grants.gov
        • CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)
        • Academy Health Career Center Awards and Funding Opportunities
        • Community of Science: Funding Opportunities
    • Task 4: Finding news, blogs, opinions
      • Searching for news:
        • Google News
        • Google reader
        • NowPublic
        • NPR web site
    • Task 4: Finding news, blogs, opinions
      • Searching for blogs:
        • Technorati
        • Daypop Archives
        • Bloglines
        • Google Blogs
    • Task 4: Finding news, blogs, opinions
      • Searching for opinions:
        • * epinions
        • * RateItAll
        • Omgili
        • Amazon
    • Questions?
      • Workshop evaluation can be found at: https://www-a1.lsa.umich.edu/es_conf/app/?confid=9
      • Workshop resources available at: http://www.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/
      • Send questions to: Patricia Anderson – pfa@umich.edu Karen Reiman-Sendi – karsendi@umich.edu