Advanced googlesearching unbranded

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Advanced googlesearching unbranded

  1. 1. Advanced Google Searching
  2. 2. Google Applications – Videos: YouTube and Video Search – Images: Image Search and Picasa – Books – read a book online – Maps and Google Earth – Blog Search and Blogger – Scholar – deep search engine – Sketchup – Code • Check out the Google Products page
  3. 3. Advanced Google Search Page • http://www.google.com/advanced_search? hl=en
  4. 4. FILTERING GOOGLE SEARCHES
  5. 5. Filtering Search Results
  6. 6. Google and Boolean Operators AND and NOT + = and - = not Example: • performance enhancing drugs -.com Note: the is no space between the minus and the .com
  7. 7. Combined + and - Search Filtering • You can use more than one filter in a single search string –Example: • film history +.au* +.pdf -.com*
  8. 8. Filtering by Domain or Location • You can search within a particular domain: –Example: • site:.edu • site:.gov • site:.org • restaurants site:.au "Port Macquarie"
  9. 9. Filtering Search by File Type • You can use a plus (+) sign to request a particular file type -- .ppt .doc .pdf .jpg • You can also do it this way: • Example: harvard referencing filetype:ppt • Example: ansell adams filetype:jpg
  10. 10. Boolean OR • Use OR (in capital letters) to search more than one term • Example: –Youth OR young workers Google will retrieve sites with either word
  11. 11. Searching within a specific website • You can search within a specific website. Example: – pdf site:www.aic.gov.au This will retrieve PDF documents stored in the Australian Institute of Criminology site • Note: There is no space between site: and the website address.
  12. 12. Searching within a site - again • Search within a site to find something on a particular topic Example: Alexander McQueen site:www.vogue.com
  13. 13. SPECIAL CHARACTERS AND WHAT THEY DO + - ~ * “---”
  14. 14. What Does the Asterisk (*) Do? • Use the *to get everything that comes after the asterisk Example: • film history +.au* +.pdf -.com* • Google will also retrieve sites with: –xxxxx.au/publications –xxxxx.com/links/1945-2000
  15. 15. Synonyms • Try the ~symbol and Google will also search for words with the same meaning Example: •photoshop ~tutorial Will also search for keywords: guide, manual, reference etc.
  16. 16. Parentheses • Use inverted commas to search by a phrase Example "imagine all the people“ Don’t worry too much! Google does this anyway
  17. 17. What About Plurals • Google will automatically plural a word in a search Example – dog Will also retrieve sites about dogs
  18. 18. MORE USEFUL GOOGLE SEARCH FEATURES
  19. 19. Definitions • define: <word> • Use this feature to see the definition of a word. Example: define: tech savvy
  20. 20. Searching by Number Range Example: fashion photography 1960..1970
  21. 21. Link Query • find pages that link to a specific page Example: link:google.com
  22. 22. Related Query • Use this to find sites that are similar to a URL you already know Example related:vogue.com
  23. 23. Google Calculator • Try the following search string Example: – 48512 * 1.02
  24. 24. More Information • ADVANCED SEARCH PAGE: http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en • Search operators: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/136 861?hl=en • Google cheatsheet: http://websearch.about.com/library/cheatsheet/blg ooglecheatsheet.htm

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