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To Infinity & Beyond! Taking Google Beyond the Basics

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Everyone knows to add site:edu and to put quotes around phrases in their Google Searches. Now it's time to take your Google skills to the next level. Ad infinitum et ultra!

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To Infinity & Beyond! Taking Google Beyond the Basics

  1. 1. Ad Infinitum Et Ultra!To Infinity and Beyond! Taking Google Beyond the Basics OLCChapter Conferences 2012
  2. 2. Who Am I?
  3. 3. http://bitly.com/xMhx8n
  4. 4. What is Google?
  5. 5. From the Oxford English Dictionary
  6. 6. www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
  7. 7. Google Fundamentals
  8. 8. • “Phrases and” exact “word” -ignore• Site: nasa.gov www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  9. 9. Google calls this area the Google Toolbelt.The Toolbar is the one along the top(off-screen)For more info check outbit.ly/Ah4Pkf www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  10. 10. www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  11. 11. • “Phrases and” exact “word” -ignore• Site: nasa.gov• Wildcard operator * • Use in song lyrics? Quotes? www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  12. 12. www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  13. 13. • “Phrases and” exact “word” -ignore• Site: nasa.gov• Wildcard operator * • Use in song lyrics? Quotes?• Search for numbers in a range: $300..$500• filetype:pdf www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  14. 14. manned space exploration site:nasa.gov 1970..1972 filetype:pd
  15. 15. • “Phrases and” exact “word” -ignore• Site: nasa.gov• Wildcard operator * • Use in song lyrics? Quotes?• Search for numbers in a range: $300..$500• filetype:pdf• Convert and Calculate: 100*3.14-cos(83)= www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  16. 16. Plus many more specialized searches includingearthquakes, stock quotes, recipes, etc… www.google.com/insidesearch/features.html
  17. 17. Its Time To Go Beyond theBasic Search…
  18. 18. www.google.com/ig
  19. 19. Groupsgroups.google.com/
  20. 20. Readerwww.google.com/reader/
  21. 21. Imagesimages.google.com
  22. 22. I need a book I was reading a while ago. It was by Heinlein and had a blue cover. But wait,there’s more…
  23. 23. 1 That’s it! Stranger in a Strange Land.2 43
  24. 24. Patentswww.google.com/patents
  25. 25. “Traffic Signal”Patent number: 1475024Inventor: G.A. MorganNOTE: Incorrectly titled“TEAFFIC SIGNAL”in Google Patents
  26. 26. Introducing… Google Playplay.google.com
  27. 27. Booksbooks.google.com
  28. 28. Newsnews.google.com
  29. 29. Translatetranslate.google.com
  30. 30. google.com/language_tools
  31. 31. google.com/language_tools
  32. 32. Scholarscholar.google.com
  33. 33. You Tube
  34. 34. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWGLAAYdbbc
  35. 35. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWGLAAYdbbc
  36. 36. www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision
  37. 37. Docs
  38. 38. Web Fontswww.google.com/webfonts/
  39. 39. Public Data Explorerwww.google.com/publicdata/
  40. 40. www.google.com/publicdata/
  41. 41. Codecode.google.com/apis/chart/
  42. 42. And we haven’t even mentioned…
  43. 43. Google +http://www.onlinecollege.org/50-great-google+-tips-for-school- librarians
  44. 44. There are alternatives to Google…
  45. 45. duckduckgo.com (ddg.gg)
  46. 46. See donttrack.us/ for info on their privacy policy
  47. 47. www.ixquick.com
  48. 48. See https://ixquick.com/eng/protect-privacy-qa.html
  49. 49. bing.com
  50. 50. explore.live.com/skydrive
  51. 51. www.zoho.com
  52. 52. www.openoffice.org
  53. 53. Boldy Go Forth and Search New Resources, Collaborate, and Create Content! Thank you! Questions?All links in this presentation: http://bitly.com/xMhx8n Slides available at www.slideshare.net/donboozer Email: don@cpl.org
  54. 54. Image Acknowledgements• Title Background Slide: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/6261058381/ NASAs Chandra Finds Massive Black Holes Common in Early Universe: A composite image combines the deepest X-ray image ever taken with optical and infrared data from Hubble.• Title Inset Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/4858567274/in/set-72157624523502725/ Apollo 11 Launched Via the Saturn V Rocket-High Angle View• KnowItNow24x7 Logo: http://provider.knowitnow.org > Marketing Materials• KIN24x7 Logo Background: 7http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/3746737855/ Scott Gives Salute• Google Logo: http://www.google.com/press/images.html• Rocket Comparison of Revenue: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Saturn-V_Shuttle_Ares-I_Ares- V_comparison_%2806-2006%29.jpg (Chart created by D. Boozer)• Entrance to Building 40, Googleplex Campus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Googleplexlobby-adjusted.jpg 2007-01-04 17:57 Renesis 1306×861× (475874 bytes) Adjusted version of [[:Image:Googleplexlobby.jpg]] (rotated to correct tilt).• Google Basics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/4479013489/ Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University (with additions, obviously – DB)• Sales representatives in "spacettes" costume pose before the rocket entranceway of Tupperware Home Parties Inc.: Orlando, Florida: http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/3296209508/• Bubble Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/5393241197/ Supernova Bubble Resembles Holiday Ornament

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