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  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
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Internet Search Methods Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Internet Search Methods 1.01 Understand Internet search tools and methods.
  • 2. What are Internet search methods?
    • Search methods are used by search tools to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Internet searches.
    • Search methods:
      • Keyword
      • Field
      • Boolean
      • Miscellaneous
    1.01 Understand Internet search tools and methods. Slide
  • 3. Keyword Search
    • Keying a main idea, phrase, or concept (called a search string) in the search box with or without quotation marks.
      • Use quotation marks to identify a phrase
        • “ to be or not to be” will return results only of entire phrase
    1.01 Understand Internet search tools and methods. Slide
  • 4. Field
    • Field – The search is conducted for a specific title, domain, URL, or host.
      • Allows the user to adjust the breadth and depth of a search.
    1.01 Understand Internet search tools and methods. Slide
  • 5. Boolean Logic
    • A method used to refine a search with the use of operators with keywords:
      • AND, OR
      • + and – symbols
      • Place symbol immediately before keyword
      • Star Wars +I =Star Wars episode I
    1.01 Understand Internet search tools and methods. Slide
  • 6. Search Methods – Boolean (continued)
    • Vacation Paris OR London
      • OR broadens a search by including results that match either of the words
    • Vacation Paris AND France
      • AND narrows a search by combining terms
    • Note: Boolean operators are often implied in a search and therefore not required by the user; however, sometimes they are very helpful in narrowing the search results.
    1.01 Understand Internet search tools and methods. Slide
  • 7. Miscellaneous Search Methods
      • Different Language Support searches for words in different languages
      • Spell Checker gives suggestions if the word keyed for the search is spelled incorrectly
      • Phonebook uses phone numbers to search for locations and addresses
      • Math/equivalents solves basic math problems and converts equivalents
    1.01 Understand Internet search tools and methods. Slide