Internet Search Methods

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  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
  • 1.01 Internet Search Methods
  • Internet Search Methods

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

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