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  1. 1. Searching WWW!!!<br />
  2. 2. Quick Tips<br />Search is always case insensitive.<br />Punctuation is ignored, <br />including @#$%^&*()=+[]<br />Use nouns as query keywords. <br />Never use articles ("a," "the"), pronouns ("he," "it"), conjunctions ("and," "or") or prepositions ("to," "from") in your queries<br />Avoid redundant terms<br />
  3. 3. Phrase search ("")<br />By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling Google to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change<br />
  4. 4. Search within a specific website (site:)<br />The query [ ] will return pages about Iraq but only from<br />
  5. 5. Terms you want to exclude (-)<br />Indicates that you do not want pages that contain this word to appear in your results<br />In the query [ anti-virus software ], the minus sign is used as a hyphen and will not be interpreted as an exclusion symbol; whereas the query<br />[anti-virus -software ]<br />
  6. 6. Fill in the blanks (*)<br />Wildcard<br />Tells Google to try to treat the star as a placeholder for any unknown term(s) and then find the best matches<br />The query [ Obama voted * bill ] will give you stories about different votes on different bills<br />
  7. 7. Search exactly as is (+)<br />By attaching a + immediately before a word, you are telling Google to match that word precisely as you typed it<br />Remember, don't add a space after the +<br />
  8. 8. Boolean Basics<br />AND - means "I want only documents that contain both/all words.“<br />OR means "I want documents that contain either word; I don't care which.“<br />
  9. 9. Examples<br />"London" AND "Big Ben" AND "Buckingham Palace" AND "Trafalgar Square“<br />“London" OR "Big Ben" OR "Buckingham Palace" OR "Trafalgar Square“<br />
  10. 10. Everyday Essentials By Google<br />Weather- To see the weather for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type "weather" followed by the city and state, or city and country.<br />Stock Quotes - To see current market data for a given company or fund, type the ticker symbol into the search box<br />
  11. 11. Everyday Essentials By Google<br />Sunrise & Sunset - To see the precise times of sunrises and sunsets for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type "sunrise" or "sunset" followed by the city name.<br />
  12. 12. Everyday Essentials By Google<br />Calculator - To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you'd like done into the search box<br />Book Search - If you’re looking for results from Google Book Search, you can enter the name of the author or book title into the search box.<br />
  13. 13. Everyday Essentials By Google<br />Earthquakes - To see information about recent earthquakes in a specific area type "earthquake" followed by the city <br />Unit Conversion - You can use Google to convert between many different units of measurement of height, weight, and volume among many others. <br /> - Just enter your desired conversion into the search box and we’ll do the rest<br />
  14. 14. Everyday Essentials By Google<br />Public Data - To see trends for population and unemployment rates of U.S. states and counties, type "population" or "unemployment rate" followed by a state<br />Synonym Search - If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term<br />
  15. 15. Everyday Essentials By Google<br />Movie Showtimes - To find reviews and showtimes for movies playing near you, type "movies" or the name of a current film into the Google search box<br />Currency Conversion - To use our built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box <br />
  16. 16. Everyday Essentials By Google<br />Related Search - To search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type "related:" followed by the website address into the Google search box<br />Patent Numbers - To search for U.S. patents, enter the word "patent" followed by the patent number into the Google search box <br />
  17. 17. All-Purpose Search Engines<br />
  18. 18. Accounting<br /><br /><br />
  19. 19. Books<br />
  20. 20. Business<br /> - Claims to be the world's largest database of suppliers. Based in China, it is a marketplace of export and import, offers search, company directory, catalog, trade leads and more. <br /> provides intelligent reference data solutions to the banking industry for payments, due diligence, risk assessment and financial research. <br /> contains more than 400,000 listings within about 65,000 categories. Search results are preceded by four types of paid links. <br />Hoovers: A Dun & Bradstreet Company, maintains a database of over 23 million companies. Some information is provided free, other information is available to paid subscribers. Good for company stock information. <br />Kompass: 2.3M companies in 70 countries referenced by 57.000 product & service keywords 860.000 trade names and 4.6M executive names. A guide for worldwide sourcing. <br />Lexis Nexis: LexisNexis claims to be the "world’s largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, forms, legal, news, and business information". Searchable archive of newspapers, public records & more. <br />
  21. 21. Business<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  22. 22. Multimedia<br />YouTube: Owned by Google, the web's largest media site. This search will search through the videos of YouTube only. <br />blinkx: Over 18 million hours of video . Search it all. Metasearch engine searching the media files of sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, GoogleVideo, MySpace and more. <br />Picsearch: Search the web for images. An image search service with more than 2,000,000,000 pictures. <br />SpeechBot was a search engine for audio & video. It was created by HP Research, but unfortunately, is now offline. <br />Singing Fish: An audio and video search engine, now AOL media search.<br /><br />Google Videos<br />
  23. 23. News<br />Google News: News by Google. Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously. <br />MagPortal: Find individual articles from many freely accessible magazines by browsing the categories or using the search engine. <br /> Search thousands of news sites by source region and media type. News headlines updated continuously. <br />Topix is a news aggregator which categorizes news stories by topic and geography.  <br />Yahoo News: to find breaking news, current events, the latest headlines, news photos, analysis & opinion on top stories, world, business, politics...<br />Online WSJ<br />NYTIMES<br /><br /><br />