Beyond Google Search. Using Google Search tools to their potential. How does Google Work?. Google maintains billions of pages of web content Clicking “Search” in the Google window sends a request to look through the billions of pages
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Using Google Search tools to their potential
Click the image to view a video on how a search engine works.
Example: “give me liberty”
Results 1 - 10 of about 789,000 for "give me Liberty". (0.28 seconds)
Lets try this search and see what results you get.
Open Internet Explorer and type
On your worksheet, note the number of results you get an your #1 search result.
Similar word searches look for possible results with similar words for the ~ that are attached to the second word
Example: ~sugar = sweet
Results are sweet treats
Searches ranges of numbers
List the top three internet sites for both multiple and numerical searches
Search Definitions - words for the ~ that are attached to the second word
search by the predictor “define:” to get results of the word requested.
Click the link www.google.com
For question four, try different types of search tactics to find combinations that have the least number of results
List your results!!!
Use your imagination
What is Google Scholar?
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
Preferences customizes settings for Scholar searches
Detailing your search results will allow you to find relevant information related to your topic
Type the name of a library
Don’t leave with out your resources criteriaSearching a specific library will allow you to find articles or books in a library close to you.
Search for books by subject, author, genre or recent releases
Lets look for a book…
Open Google Book Search
Search for a book on National Monuments
Write the title of your # 1 selection
Google News site aggregates headlines from more over 4000news sources worldwide. Personalized options and a wider variety of perspectives from which to choose. Google News offers links to several articles on every story, so readers can decide what subject interests they’d like to read.
Google News can help you find current events related to topics.
Open Google News
Search for Obama
Note the number of articles published about Obama in the last HOUR!!!!!
Using Google News, search for
What is the news saying about the nasty bugs?