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NLW: Google tips and tricks


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NLW: Google tips and tricks

  1. 1. National Library WEEk 2011<br />Google: Tips and Tricks<br />
  2. 2. Basics of Google Searching<br />Video from Common Craft<br />Choose descriptive words<br />Think of what words will be on the page<br />Defaults: <br />Every word matters<br />Case insensitive<br />AND<br />Synonyms<br />
  3. 3. Google Tips and Tricks!<br />Search shortcuts<br />“”<br />OR<br />- <br />*<br />+<br />
  4. 4. Google Tips and Tricks!<br />Special Searches<br />Define<br />Site:<br />Convert<br />Time<br />Weather<br />Map <br />Translate <br />Earthquakes <br />Movies <br />
  5. 5. Google Tips and Tricks!<br />More Special Searches<br />Books about<br />Filetype:pdf<br />For market data search ticker symbol<br />For $ conversion search 25 dollars to euros<br />For Math equations search 16/24=<br />More!!!<br /><br /><br />
  6. 6. What’s on the Web?<br />Evaluate! <br />C.R.A.P.<br />Currency<br />Reliability<br />Authority<br />Purpose<br />
  7. 7. Beyond the Web<br />Online Library<br />Current<br />Reliable<br />Authoritative<br />Purchased for your research needs!<br />
  8. 8. Other Research Questions?<br />Ask your Librarian<br />