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Library 2012 presentation

  1. 1. Searching the Web:Information Literacy Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Educators - Melda Yildiz, Global Scholar
  2. 2. Invisible Web-
  3. 3. Language Tools  Multilingual websites and resources  Dictionaries  Translation Tools  Translate a page to your language  Look for the translation bar at the top of the page whenever you come across a page written in a language that isnt one of your preferred webpage languages.
  4. 4. Web search Video- z8o
  5. 5. Noodle Tools Online citation tool- NoodleBib- Choose the best search engine- 5locate/adviceengine.html NoodleQuest-
  6. 6. Library of Congress Add Words to Improve Results: More words will increase the number of search results. But documents containing all of the words entered will be ranked highest.  Example: kid teacher history learn Enclose Exact Phrases in Quotes: The results will include documents containing those words in that exact order.  Examples: "civil war maps" "jackie robinson" "declaration of independence" Use a Plus Sign to Require and a Minus Sign to Exclude  Example: +washington +state -george  Retrieves documents containing the words "state" and "washington" but not "george." Capitalize Proper Nouns  Example: Library Congress  Only finds documents containing "Library" and "Congress" (but not "library" and "congress"). Try Alternate Spellings: Some proper names and common words have variant spellings (British vs. American or because of transliteration differences). Include all known spellings for the broadest search results.  Examples: Mohammad Muhammad Mohammed labor labourTips from
  7. 7.  Delicious
  8. 8.  Image search
  9. 9. Google Google Scholar- (within your institution- it may have a direct link) Image Search Video Search Use Googles Advanced Search feature
  10. 10.  WorldCat
  11. 11. Librarians Collaborate Share Explore Communicate Present
  12. 12. Online Courses, Seminars,Talks TED P2PU Open Source Materials
  13. 13. EasyBib resources