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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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Search engines

vs.

Library databases




Robots search differently and

find different material.




Keywords and Phrases

+

Syntax or Advanced

Search Forms



Syntax
Syntax

syn`taks /`syn,taks/

Noun a connected or orderly system: harmonious arragement of parts or elements.


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.


Do not rely on google. 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.


Examples of syntax

site: 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.

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


Ninja Basics to find those words exactly as you have written them.

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

ex.

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


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

ex.

“full body scan” -MRI -”CAT scan”

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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)

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

Use the tilde (~) to tell google to find related words. the title of the web page.

ex.

~airport ~sercurity ~ethics

Ninja Basics


Get really fancy and put it all together! the title of the web page.

ex.

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

Ninja Basics


Third. the title of the web page.


think. the title of the web page.


Filter bubbles. the title of the web page.


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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