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  1. 1. How 10 Google Tips Improved Our Students Research Habits @drjmargerison
  2. 2. 1. Modify the search intitle: find sites with one search term in the title allintitle: find sites with all search terms in title inurl: find sites with one search term in URL allinurl: find sites with all search terms in URL
  3. 3. 2. Be precise with double quotes Using double quotes with most important words first makes Google match the search precisely “Lady Macbeth downfall”
  4. 4. 3. Exclude words to ‘hone in’ search Use the minus sign -blogs faberge eggs this will find results about faberge eggs excluding information from blogs
  5. 5. 4. What has been created? Do a file type search filetype:PPT filetype:doc filetype:xls ipad user guide filetype:PDF
  6. 6. 5. Are you using Google Scholar? http://scholar.google.com books, journal articles, conference papers, public domain research databases In Google scholar the full text to the article is often displayed as a link on the right hand side
  7. 7. 6.Broaden search with asterisk Why Syrian borders are *
  8. 8. 7.Restrict your search to a site The site: operator is great for searching through a specific site for content site:bbc.com “world war one”
  9. 9. 8. define: Quick ways to grab definitions or phrases or acronyms
  10. 10. 9. Search with country operators Sources are important. Do you know how to access sources from different countries? site:ir site:sy site:uk site:au site:jp
  11. 11. How are your students thinking about sources? When sourcing articles in Google do they use country codes eg site:sy arab spring site:ir site:fr site:eg site:tn arab spring
  12. 12. explicit teaching about primary source work on Google Designing online learning involves discussion about the online research process What Google operators are the students using? Are we teaching our students about Google Operators?
  13. 13. 10.Search with author names Be specific with author names to narrow research
  14. 14. Are your students comparing search results?
  15. 15. Be discerning in your searching @DrJMargerison

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