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Information update november

  1. 1. Information Update November 2012Inbar Yasur | T +972 4 6013103 | M +972 54 9988090 | E | W
  2. 2. VISUWORDS – Online graphical thesaurus• An online dictionary and thesaurus tool • Shows word‟s meaning • Associates word with others and shows visual interface • Attach more associated nodes with the word • Hover your mouse over each node to get its definition and meaning 2
  3. 3. VISUWORDS – Online graphical thesaurus 3
  4. 4. Behind the magic words• My personal little project: A-Z of Thesauri • Feel free to use and share• Let‟s make it our little project… • Please help to expand it • Send suggestions to my email 4
  5. 5. Google books Ngram Viewer• Ngram Viewer lets you find and visualize how words and phrases have developed and been used over time using the 30 million print books Google has scanned working with libraries located around the world as its dataset.• Now in 9 languages: Italian, English, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, and Russian. 5
  6. 6. Google Updates 6
  7. 7. Find Public Google Docs• Useful queries that let you find public Google Drive/Docs files (you can append some keywords to the queries): • [] - find text document • [] - find presentations • [] - find drawings • [] - find files: images, videos, PDF files, Microsoft Office documents and more (you should click "repeat the search with the omitted results included" since there are many files with similar titles) • [] - find folders (collections of files and other folders) • [] - find other documents, folders and files (the links redirect to other URLs) 7
  8. 8. Google Scholar – Cite from Search results• Google scholar added the ability to copy-and-paste formatted citations from search results • To copy a formatted citation, click on the “Cite” link below a search result and select from the available citation styles (currently MLA, APA, or Chicago): 8
  9. 9. Google Scholar – Cite from Search results 9
  10. 10. Google Scholar – Cite from Search results 10
  11. 11. Google Scholar – My Updates• If you have made a personal profile on Google Scholar, there is a new feature: “My updates”, a list of new articles that Google‟s algorithm determines are related to your own work 11
  12. 12. The New Google Trends• Google Trends & “Google Insights for Search” have been merged 12
  13. 13. The New Google Trends• The new Google Trends is a simplified version of Insights for Search: • Predictions • Comparing locations and time ranges • Finding the most popular queries from a region • Restricting results to a category or a date range • Checking results from specialized search engines: • Image Search • Google News • Google Shopping 13
  14. 14. The New Google Trends• The new Google Trends is a simplified version of Insights for Search: 14
  15. 15. The New Google Trends• Web, Images, News, Products 15
  16. 16. The New Google Trends• Keyword Comparison 16
  17. 17. The New Google Trends• Location Comparison 17
  18. 18. The New Google Trends• Time Range comparison 18
  19. 19. The New Google TrendsRelated Terms - Top Related Terms - Rising 19
  20. 20. The New Google Trends – Casualties…• Google Trends for Websites is no longer available• Headlines are no longer displayed next to the chart • You can still find them when you mouse over the chart 20
  21. 21. Google• New Coverage: • USPTO - the United States Patent and Trademark Office • from 1790 • EPO - European Patent Office • from 1978 21
  22. 22. Google Patents – Prior Art• The Prior Art Finder identifies key phrases from the text of the patent, combines them into a search query, and displays relevant results from: • Google Patents • Google Scholar • Google Books • The rest of the web 22
  23. 23. Google Sets• Google Sets is still available as a Google Sheets feature: • Create a new spreadsheet in Google Drive, • Type mazda in A1 and honda in A2 (the first column) • Highlight the two cells and then press Ctrl (or Option for Mac) while clicking and dragging the small blue box from the lower-right corner to select additional cells where to place the Google Sets results 23
  24. 24. Google Sets Sets is still available as a Google Sheets feature. 24
  25. 25. Google Catalogs• Catalogs on Google Shopping includes more than 25 categories. • Click on a specific issue to open the viewer • peruse the pages • zoom in to see products up close. • Clicking „View Details‟ takes you directly to the retailer‟s site to make the purchase 25
  26. 26. Gmail – Search inside 26
  27. 27. Google – Cultural Institute!home• New online historical exhibitions telling the stories behind major events of the last century, including Apartheid, D-Day and the Holocaust.• The stories have been put together by 29 partners including museums and cultural foundations who have drawn on their archives of letters, manuscripts, first-hand video testimonials and much more.• Much of the material is on the Internet for the first time.• Read more 27
  28. 28. General Information 28
  29. 29. Choose the best search for your information needs• I need to define my topic...• I need to find quality results...• I need to do research in a specific discipline...• The timeliness of information that I need is...• I need facts...• I need opinions and perspectives...• I need a specific type of media..• I have special search requirements.. 29
  30. 30. Government Information 30
  31. 31. Google Advanced• Search US Government Information •• Search Non US Government information •* 31
  32. 32. Country Code Extensions• a full list of country code extensions from each country • These extensions include the top-level domain as well as any second and/or third level domain from each country. • All country domain extensions are listed alphabetically by country. 32
  33. 33. Thank you!Inbar Yasur | T +972 4 6013103 | M +972 54 9988090 | E | W