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Creative searching

  1. 1. Creative Search Methods http://flic.kr/p/9pyXKZ
  2. 2. A Frame of Reference http://youtu.be/BNHR6IQJGZs
  3. 3. Preparing Your Canvas • What do you really need to know? – Questions to answer • List of key words – Synonyms – Alternate phrasing Microsoft Office
  4. 4. Sketching Your Search • Simple Search Engine • Simple Search Terms • Get a baseline of results Microsoft Office
  5. 5. Gluing Terms Together • Quotation Marks – – – – “Georgia State University” “University of Georgia” “Georgia Southern University” “University of West Georgia” http://goo.gl/5Z3zWI
  6. 6. Sculpting Your Search • Using advanced search tools – Google Advanced Search – Yahoo • What do you NOT mean? –Synonyms –Reading levels Microsoft Office
  7. 7. Cutting Out the Junk • Ads • Anything that would let YOU, a middle school student, be the authority on a topic. – Yahoo Answers – Wiki-pretty much anything. We will discuss Wikipedia separately. Microsoft Office
  8. 8. Adding Variety • Different search engines return different results. – Bing vs Google – SweetSearch – NetTrekker (in CDL) • Databases – CDL-MackinVia http://flic.kr/p/ukiwH • EBSCO • Gale • Opposing Viewpoints
  9. 9. Back to the Drawing Board • If you have not found what you are looking for in the first 10 to 20 sites, give it up. – Reformulate your search – Try another search tool Microsoft Office
  10. 10. Don’t use a limited palette. Microsoft Office
  11. 11. Resources • http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/searchtips.html • http://mediasmarts.ca/tipsheet/how-searchinternet-effectively • http://websearch.about.com/od/searchingthew eb/a/sevenhabits.htm • http://websearch.about.com/od/enginesanddire ctories/p/websearch101.htm • http://websearch.about.com/library/cheatsheet/ blgooglecheatsheet.htm • http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/just -google-it-developing-internet-search-skills/?_r=0

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