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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

  • Google analyzes page indexes or meta tags for relevant content closest to the request

  • Based on the search criteria, Google rates the site in order of relevance

How this works

Click the image to view a video on how a search engine works.

Different type of searches!

  • Exact Phases

  • Excluded Words

  • Simple Words

  • Multiple Words

  • Numerical Ranges

  • Define:

  • Site:

  • Link:

Exact Phrase Search

“find me”

Exact Phrase searches help find the results that include your exact phrase

Example: “give me liberty”

Results 1 - 10 of about 789,000 for "give me Liberty". (0.28 seconds)

Excluded Words Search

running -marathon

Excluded Word searches gives the possible results minus the requested word.

Lets try this search and see what results you get.

Open Internet Explorer and type

running –marathon

In Google

On your worksheet, note the number of results you get an your #1 search result.

Similar Word Search

~sugar treats

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

Other types of searches:

Multiple Word


Searches ranges of numbers

Fashion 1990…2000

  • Results that have either of the words listed

  • Monkey or zoo

List the top three internet sites for both multiple and numerical searches

Search Definitions -

search by the predictor “define:” to get results of the word requested.


Define: homogeneous

Specific Site Searchsearch for key word amongst certain websitesExample:site: .edu

Search within a Websitesearch for results within a specific websiteExample:muster link:

Lets Have some FUN!!!

Click the link

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

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

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.

Why use Scholar?

  • Searching relevant articles in educational databases

  • Searching specific libraries

  • Search for relevant information on specific topics

  • Free

Using Google Scholar

Advanced Scholar search allows you to detail your search by criteria

Search box

Preferences customizes settings for Scholar searches

Try a search

  • Search Scholar for Dyslexia

    • Click Advanced Search

    • Enter “High School” in the Exact Phrase space

    • Click Search

      Detailing your search results will allow you to find relevant information related to your topic

Searching Libraries

Type the name of a library

Don’t leave with out your resources

Searching a specific library will allow you to find articles or books in a library close to you.

Google Book Search

Search for books by subject, author, genre or recent releases

Google Book Search will allow you to preview a book. Books will have either full or partial view available.

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

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.

Finding Current Events

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!!!!!

More Fun!!!!

Using Google News, search for


What is the news saying about the nasty bugs?


Google Search

Google Scholar

Google Books

Google News

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