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To Google or Not to Google for MCCA 2012


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To Google or Not to Google was presented at the 2012 Minnesota Career Colleges Association conference by Elaine Settergren and Alyssa Novak.

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To Google or Not to Google for MCCA 2012

  1. 1. To or not toElaine Settergren; Alyssa Novak; Globe Education Network
  2. 2. Where do you get info?
  3. 3. Information in the Digital Age Challenges and advantages of using Google and the Library
  4. 4. Stats about Internet Search91% of Online Adults use search engines to find information on the web73% of search engine users say that most or all the information they find as they use search engines is accurate and trustworthy
  5. 5. Information Overload
  6. 6. Ads
  7. 7. Content Farms Overview of Content Farms: 1/135514220/webs-content- farms-grow-audiences-for-ads Latest News on Content Farms: /library/content-farms
  8. 8. Filter Bubbles Video Overview: http://blog.ted.c om/2011/05/02/b eware-online- filter-bubbles-eli- pariser-on-ted- com/
  9. 9. Filter Bubbles – no “standard Google”
  10. 10. Filter BubblesNot Signed in:1. Delete cookies2. Or “opt out”Signed in:1. “Hide personal results”2. Or remove Google Web History Turn off personalization: n&answer=54048
  11. 11. CRAP Currency Reliability Authority Purpose
  12. 12. 
  13. 13. Search Tips from Keep it simple. Describe what you want in as few terms as possible. Think of how the page you want will be written. Use words that are likely to appear on the page. Use descriptive, specific words. Avoid general or common words. Slides 15-18 developed by: Trent Maverick Tasha Bergson-Michelson
  14. 14. ! ""% * Use Search Operators & + _ > ()$ #
  15. 15. excludes words
  16. 16. includes similar words
  17. 17. includes one, the other, or both words
  18. 18. include only the exact phrase
  19. 19. Useful OneBox searches  Calculator: [224.6 + 791 + 3]  Conversions: [5 gallons in ounces]  Spell Check: [neccesary]  Dictionary: [define nebulous]  Public Data: [unemployment rate california]
  20. 20. Library is the best at… Librarians to help you! Privacy – no personalization or filter bubble Balance No Content Farms Scholarly
  21. 21. Library makes scholarly easy
  22. 22. The Library is overwhelming too!
  23. 23. Become informed
  24. 24. Collaboratewith yourLibrarian
  25. 25. Require Library Sources Unit 6 Assignment This assignment is devoted to researching your specific public health topic. Find at least five peer-reviewed articles related to your topic. Use the Online Library to find quality articles.
  26. 26. Does it matter where you get info? What do you think?
  27. 27. Life After Graduation
  28. 28. Thanks!Elaine Settergren; Alyssa Novak; Globe Education Network
  29. 29. Resources Overview of Content Farms: content-farms-grow-audiences-for-ads Latest News on Content Farms: farms TED talk on Filter Bubbles: bubbles-eli-pariser-on-ted-com/ Turn off Personalization in Google: Google Search Education Lesson Plans: Google’s search Tips & Tricks: LifeHacker’s Evaluation Techniques: truth-in-the-sea-of-lies-rumors-and-myths-on-the-internet
  30. 30. References ListcomScore, Inc. (2012, October 11). comScore releases September 2012 search engine rankings [Press release]. Retrieved from Press_Releases/2012/10/comScore_Releases_September _2012_U.S._Search_Engine_RankingsPurcell, K., Brenner, J., & Rainie, L. (2012, March 9). Search engine use 2012. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from 2012/Search-Engine-Use-2012.aspxUniversity of Minnesota. (2012). Library Data and Student Success [PowerPoint Presentation from the Lib Tec Conference]. Retrieved from essions/28/