Web Searching and PPT. Searching for Information on the Web. Goals: Decrease number of search results Increase number of relevant results Method: Structured vs keyword searching Use any of several search tips and commands
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Structured vs keyword searching
e.g., +camping +Arkansas
e.g., +apples -computer
e.g., “social psychology”
e.g., +title:elephant +species
e.g., domain:memphis.edu psychology
e.g., Mars AND planet AND life
e.g., “bed and breakfast” or inn
e.g., clinton NOT lewinsky
e.g., psychology NEAR history
(distance can be specified . Alta Vista does this)
e.g., psychology AND (social OR cognitive) . . . If no parentheses . . .
(psychology AND social) OR cognitive
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