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  • Directories were once used in a people sorted drill down type approach. The link would have been assigned a spot. TODAY (April 2011) TAGs are used and various tags can be assigned to a link. Doing a search on a specific tag or combination of tags will return links in a variety of ways. Diigo, Delicious, eg.Only as good as people assign the tags though!!Find a good person who is doing it and join their group – specialists!
  • Must be in capsNesting
  • No space after the colon!
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    • 1. How to Effectively Search the Internet
      Kristin Trace
      Technology Consultant
    • 2. Updated Version
      This show has been updated to replace an older version that has been floating around the internet for about 8 years
      Although the basic skills from the previous version are transferrable to today – some things have changed – most notably the way in which we can tag resources
      Western School Board of PEI
      1/31/2011
    • 3. Ways to Search
      Using the Best Tools for the Job
      Search Engines
      Directories Tagging
      Other
      Maps
      Archives
      People
      Journals
      Western School Board of PEI
      1/31/2011
    • 4. Search Engines
      Computer sorted
      Results are based on really complicated equations
      Some may also incorporate a paid ranking
      Computer finds keywords
      YOU need to be specific to find what you really want
      Some Tips on this will follow (BOOLEAN STRATEGIES)
      Western School Board of PEI
      1/31/2011
    • 5. Search Engine Examples
      Google http://www.google.com
      Yahoo http://ca.yahoo.com/
      Bing http://www.bing.com/
      Ask http://www.ask.com/
      AOL http://search.aol.com/aol/webhome
      *These are the top search engines for 2010.
      Western School Board of PEI
      1/31/2011
    • 6. Boolean Strategies
      This is what most people do and no more:
      Pick your keywords
      college course computers
      PRACTICE:
      Go to Google and type in the phrase:
      college course computers
      Western School Board of PEI
      1/31/2011
    • 7. Boolean Strategies OR
      Used for words which have commonly used synonyms
      Our example course probably has some commonly used synonyms
      Go to www.visualthesaurus.com and click on Online Edition and type in the word course beside LOOK IT UP
      Several synonyms come up: eg. Curriculum, syllabus, course of study
      Western School Board of PEI
      1/31/2011
    • 8. Boolean Strategies OR
      PRACTICE:
      Go to Google and type in
      college program ORsyllabusORcourse of study computer
      NESTING (using brackets) should help better define the results
      Separates one term from the synonyms
      PRACTICE:
      Go to Google and type in
      college (program ORsyllabusORcourse of study computer)
      Different results?
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI
    • 9. Boolean Strategies –
      Tells the search engine to return results eliminating keywords commonly found with another keyword
      PRACTICE:
      Go to Google and type in maple leaf
      Notice how many references to hockey there are!
      Now try maple leaf –leafs
      the – needs to be directly beside the word you are eliminating with no space between them
      Are your results different?
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI
    • 10. Boolean Strategies “phrases”
      Putting your keywords directly in quotations will return phrases exactly as is
      PRACTICE:
      Type in your name egJohn Smith
      Now type in your name in quotation marks
      eg“John Smith”
      Note the difference!
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI
    • 11. Boolean Strategies Wildcard *
      A wildcard will find commonly associated terms in a phrase
      PRACTICE:
      Type in test your IQ and look at the results
      Next type in the * (shift 8) before IQ: test your * IQ
      What is different?
      This is also useful when arguing over misheard song lyrics!
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI
    • 12. Synonymous Terms ~
      Used when there may be more than commonly used term
      PRACTICE:
      Type in diseases of the heart
      Next type in diseases of the ~heart
      What is different?
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI
    • 13. Special Google Terms (con’t)
      intitle:restricts searches to titles of websites
      intitle:”basset hound”
      inurl:restrictssearches to the URL of websites
      inurl:bassethound
      site:restricts searches to a type of website or domaine
      autism site:edu
      intext:restricts searches to find words that are in the text of a webpage
      intext:"potato blight"
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI
    • 14. Special Google Terms (con’t)
      link:finds all websites linking to a specific website
      link:www.edu.pe.ca/wsb
      inanchor:finds all websites linked from a specific website
      inanchor:www.edu.pe.ca/wsb
      filetype:finds files with specific filename extensions
      ”student achievement” filetype:ppt
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI
    • 15. Special Google Terms (con’t)
      related:findsall websites similar to a specific URL
      related: http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/
      Try Google Advanced Search too!
      1/31/2011
      Western School Board of PEI

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