Power Searching on the Web Advanced: Finding Specialized Information Patricia F. Anderson and Karen Reiman-Sendi (Enrichin...
Finding Specialized Information  <ul><li>Workshop Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet and Library Resources </li></ul>...
Internet and Library Resources <ul><li>Many of the resources demonstrated have fee-based equivalents, that have been paid ...
Finding Specialized Information: 8 Tips <ul><li>Quotation marks </li></ul><ul><li>OR  </li></ul><ul><li>Parentheses </li><...
Finding Specialized Information  <ul><li>Search Engine Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding print resources </li></ul></ul>...
Task 1: Finding print resources <ul><li>Google has special options for searching in the text of print resources.   </li></...
Task 1: Finding print resources <ul><li>A9.com ( http://www.a9.com/ ) offers custom options that include searching holding...
Task 1: Finding print resources <ul><li>Additional resources (especially useful for articles) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FindAr...
Task 2: Finding pictures <ul><li>Searching for a picture of something: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Royalty-Free: Corbis, Creativ...
Task 3: Finding information on  health, drugs, grants <ul><li>Searching for health information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MedS...
Task 3: Finding information on  health, drugs, grants <ul><li>Searching for drug information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medlin...
Task 3: Finding information on  health, drugs, grants <ul><li>Searching for grant information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unive...
Task 4: Finding news, blogs,  opinions <ul><li>Searching for news: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Task 4: Finding news, blogs,  opinions <ul><li>Searching for blogs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Task 4: Finding news, blogs,  opinions <ul><li>Searching for opinions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* epinions  </li></ul></ul><u...
Questions? <ul><li>Workshop evaluation can be found at:  https://www-a1.lsa.umich.edu/es_conf/app/?confid=9 </li></ul><ul>...
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Tips and tools for common web searching tasks.
Companion web site available at <a href="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/">http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/</a>
Pay special attention to <a href="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/refine4.html">http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/refine4.html</a>

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Power Searching on the Web Advanced: Finding Specialized Information

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

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