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Becoming a search ninja. First. Know your enemy. Do not rely on google. Search engines vs. Library databases. They are both databases. Databases are robots. Robots search differently and find different material. Second. Ask the right question. Keywords and Phrases +

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Becoming a search ninja

Becoming a search ninja.


Becoming a search ninja

First.


Becoming a search ninja

Know your enemy.


Becoming a search ninja

Do not rely on google.


Becoming a search ninja

Search engines

vs.

Library databases


Becoming a search ninja

They are both databases.


Becoming a search ninja

Databases are robots.


Becoming a search ninja

Robots search differently and

find different material.


Becoming a search ninja

Second.


Becoming a search ninja

Ask the right question.


Becoming a search ninja

Keywords and Phrases

+

Syntax or Advanced

Search Forms


Becoming a search ninja

Learn to switch the way you think,

try different tactics.


Syntax

Syntax

syn`taks/`syn,taks/

Nouna connected or orderly system: harmonious arragement of parts or elements.


Becoming a search ninja

The following slides describe search methods as they relate to google. However, the same basic ideas can be applied to all search engines and scholarly databases. With any database, the best way to learn and become a true search ninja is to use the advanced search forms and then look the syntax that was generated. From this you can deduce the syntax that was used and how you can use that same syntax directly for future searches.


Becoming a search ninja

Do not rely on google.


Examples of syntax

site:

filetype:

inurl:

OR

intitle:

Examples of Syntax

“ “

-

*

+

~

( )


Ninja basics

The more search terms you enter, the more focused and specific your results will be.

ex.

Airport security

Airport security full body scans

Airport security full body scans ethics

Ninja Basics


Ninja basics1

You can put quotation marks around a phrase to force google to find those words exactly as you have written them.

ex.

“Airport security” “full body scans”

Ninja Basics


Becoming a search ninja

Ninja Basics

Use OR and parentheses to give google alternative terms to search.

ex.

(airport OR airline) (ethics OR rights OR risk)


Becoming a search ninja

The minus sign tells google to exclude web sites that contain these terms.

ex.

“full body scan” -MRI -”CAT scan”

Ninja Basics


Ninja basics2

Use “site:” to specify results from a particular web site or top-domain.

ex.

“Airport security” “full body scans” site:gov

“Airport security” “full body scans” site:nytimes.com

“Airport security” “full body scans” (site:nytimes.com OR washingtonpost.com)

Ninja Basics


Ninja basics3

Use “intitle:” to force google to find those words in the title of the web page.

ex.

intitle:airport intitle:security “full body” (ethics OR rights)

Ninja Basics


Use the tilde to tell google to find related words ex airport sercurity ethics

Use the tilde (~) to tell google to find related words.

ex.

~airport ~sercurity ~ethics

Ninja Basics


Becoming a search ninja

Get really fancy and put it all together!

ex.

intitle:security (intitle:airport OR intitle:airline) “full body” ~scan ~ethics

Ninja Basics


Becoming a search ninja

Third.


Becoming a search ninja

think.


Becoming a search ninja

Filter bubbles.


Becoming a search ninja

Google – and other search engines – don't find everything. Search engines can shape your results:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ofWFx525s


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