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Finding The Best


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This is a presentation for the MILI program about search strategies for Google and using the social bookmarking tool Delicious.

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Finding The Best

  1. 1. MILI 2009 LeAnn Suchy [email_address]
  2. 2. Today we’ll focus on <ul><li>Search tips and strategies for web searching using Google </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Google search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking – Delicious </li></ul>
  3. 3. The way students search <ul><li>Students want a one-stop shop </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t often think of additional keywords or search strategies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Worksheets you can use 21 st Century Literacies worksheet that helps students identify keywords and synonyms, and the bottom of the worksheet helps them put search strings together.
  5. 5. Worksheets you can use Another 21 st Century Literacies worksheet for keyword and synonym help
  6. 6. How Google works <ul><li>Googlebot “crawls” billions of web pages and indexes them </li></ul><ul><li>The indexed pages are then searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Results are relevancy ranked </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 200 factors determine relevancy, including popularity </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Google search strategies versus Do not need “and” between terms to combine them, but order matters. Place most prominent items first.
  8. 8. Google search strategies Use quotes for exact phrases Include and exclude words
  9. 9. Google search strategies Either or Limit to website or domain
  10. 10. Google search strategies Limit to range of numbers Limit to type of file
  11. 11. Google search strategies Google can be your dictionary Google can be your calculator
  12. 12. Other strategies – Google Guide Many other different ways to limit searches: intitle intext allinurl related pages author source
  13. 13. Other Google search engines
  14. 14. Google News
  15. 15. Google News - Archive Click on Advanced Search get to Archive Search…
  16. 16. Google News – Archive Search
  17. 17. Google News Archives results
  18. 18. Google News Timeline results
  19. 19. Things about Google News <ul><li>Some articles will be pay per view, especially older articles </li></ul><ul><li>The archives are not all inclusive and only some information is available </li></ul><ul><li>Next month when we start talking about databases you’ll see a difference between what is here and what is and there </li></ul>
  20. 20. Google Books
  21. 21. Google Books results
  22. 22. Google Books book view
  23. 23. Things about Google Books <ul><li>Many items are not full text </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of the scanned items is not that great </li></ul><ul><li>With all the protests to Google Books, things could change - ? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Google Scholar
  25. 25. Google Scholar search results
  26. 26. Google Scholar Advanced Search
  27. 27. Things about Google Scholar <ul><li>Not all items are full text – many are citations or lead you to places you can purchase full text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t assume you have to purchase the item, bring the citation to the library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When we look at databases next month you’ll see the difference between databases and Scholar </li></ul>
  28. 28. Organizing Your Links <ul><li>Social bookmarking – storing bookmarks on the web with a community of people </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks accessible anywhere (even on some mobile devices) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share with a community of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create networks and share within networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find additional websites from others </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Delicious
  30. 30. Delicious toolbar buttons http:// The box brings you to your account and the grey tag allows you to bookmark a website in Delicious without ever leaving the website. Brilliant!
  31. 31. Between now and our meeting… <ul><li>Look at all the stuff under Month 3 in the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Use some Advanced Search tips when searching Google </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google News, Scholar or Book </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a Delicious account and start using it </li></ul><ul><li>And BLOG! </li></ul>