And Beyond<br />How to Find What You’re Looking for on the Internet<br />A presentation at<br />The Wadhams Free Library<b...
?<br />Google doesn’t understand “natural language”<br />Where and how you search can be as important as what you search f...
What are you really looking for?<br />Words that might be there (or will narrow your result)<br />Words that will definite...
Google is the new spell check<br />
Limit to government sites—<br />add site:gov to your search<br />
Limit to edu sites—<br />add site:edu to your search<br />
A word on domain types<br />www.google.com<br />Domain<br />Restricted domains<br />Unrestricted domains<br />.edu<br />Li...
Search within a particular site<br />
Limit results by eliminating keywords<br />
Picture Perfect<br />Image: 'Across the Chinese Countryside' http://www.flickr.com/photos/95572727@N00/1341027869<br />
The power of the sidebar<br />
The Wonder wheel can be a great way to narrow search results <br />
Use related search terms to see what keywords other searchers used for the same topic<br />
Image: 'The droids we're googling for' http://www.flickr.com/photos/49462908@N00/3951143570<br />
Find the time<br />
Do the math<br />
Conversions<br />
Game in progress<br />
Local results<br />
Business type + zip code<br />
Wikipedia 101<br />
From Popes to pop culture<br />
Comparing two revisions<br />
Handling vandalism<br />Over 400 edits in one day<br />
All resources (including this slideshow) available at:<br />http://bit.ly/googleandbeyond <br />
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    1. 1. And Beyond<br />How to Find What You’re Looking for on the Internet<br />A presentation at<br />The Wadhams Free Library<br />by Sara Kelley-Mudie<br />June 15, 2011<br />
    2. 2. ?<br />Google doesn’t understand “natural language”<br />Where and how you search can be as important as what you search for<br />
    3. 3. What are you really looking for?<br />Words that might be there (or will narrow your result)<br />Words that will definitely be on a website with the answer to your question<br />If at first you don’t succeed. . . search, search again!<br />
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    5. 5. Google is the new spell check<br />
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    7. 7. Limit to government sites—<br />add site:gov to your search<br />
    8. 8. Limit to edu sites—<br />add site:edu to your search<br />
    9. 9. A word on domain types<br />www.google.com<br />Domain<br />Restricted domains<br />Unrestricted domains<br />.edu<br />Limited to post-secondary accredited educational institutions<br />.gov<br />Limited to U.S. government agencies<br />.mil<br />Limited to use by the U.S. military<br />.com<br />.org<br />.info<br />.net<br />Anyone can register a site with one of these domains<br />There are MANY other domains, including country-specific domains (ex. .au, .ca<br />
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    11. 11. Search within a particular site<br />
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    13. 13. Limit results by eliminating keywords<br />
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    17. 17. Picture Perfect<br />Image: 'Across the Chinese Countryside' http://www.flickr.com/photos/95572727@N00/1341027869<br />
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    30. 30. The power of the sidebar<br />
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    32. 32. The Wonder wheel can be a great way to narrow search results <br />
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    34. 34. Use related search terms to see what keywords other searchers used for the same topic<br />
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    45. 45. Image: 'The droids we're googling for' http://www.flickr.com/photos/49462908@N00/3951143570<br />
    46. 46. Find the time<br />
    47. 47. Do the math<br />
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    49. 49. Conversions<br />
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    52. 52. Game in progress<br />
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    54. 54. Local results<br />
    55. 55. Business type + zip code<br />
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    64. 64. Wikipedia 101<br />
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    66. 66. From Popes to pop culture<br />
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    73. 73. Comparing two revisions<br />
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    75. 75. Handling vandalism<br />Over 400 edits in one day<br />
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    83. 83. All resources (including this slideshow) available at:<br />http://bit.ly/googleandbeyond <br />

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