Google Search Tips: Advanced Features - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

google search tips advanced features n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Google Search Tips: Advanced Features PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Google Search Tips: Advanced Features

play fullscreen
1 / 44
Google Search Tips: Advanced Features
457 Views
Download Presentation
Audrey
Download Presentation

Google Search Tips: Advanced Features

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Google Search Tips:Advanced Features By Robin Hartman, Associate Librarian Darling Library – Hope International University Adapted from “A Google Gambol” (Internet Librarian 2003) Greg Notess, Creator, Search Engine Showdown & Reference Librarian, Montana State University Updated by Bethany Ahlberg 8/2/07

  2. Advanced Features of Google • Fill in the Blanks – “*” • Diacritics • Query modifiers • GAPS (proximity search)

  3. Fill in the Blanks – “*”

  4. Fill in the Blanks – “*” You can replace unknown words with an asterisk - “*”. Google returns results substituting the “*” with words most frequently used in the context of the query.

  5. Use “*” for:

  6. Busted! Possible Uses for “*” Searching out suspected plagiarism.

  7. Possible Uses for “*” Including results with common misspellings. All spellings of a word will be found.

  8. Possible Uses for “*” Finding common variations.

  9. Fun with “*” Finding parodies.

  10. Do not use “*” for:

  11. …Google will treat the characters on either side of the “*” like separate keywords. Fill in the Blanks – “*” Replacing a character. If you try to use “*” to fill in a letter, number, or symbol…

  12. Diacritics

  13. Diacritics If you search for a word with a diacritic (distinguishing mark) in it… …will Google return results with or without the diacritic?

  14. Diacritics The answer is: both! A search for unité produces results for both unite and unité.

  15. Diacritics To limit your search to only unité, add a “-” followed by unite.

  16. Diacritics Notice how the number of results has decreased.

  17. Query Modifiers

  18. Query Modifiers • Use these commands in the search window. • intitle: Find sites with one search term in the title. • allintitle: Find sites with all search terms in the title. • inurl: Find sites with one search term in the URL. • allinurl: Find sites with all search terms in the URL. • site: Limit your search to a specific web site. • filetype: Specify a type of document to search.

  19. Query Modifiers – intitle: Find sites with one search term in the title.

  20. …and ingredient anywhere in the document. Query Modifiers – intitle: This search returns sites with the word shampooin the title… Find sites with one search term in the title.

  21. Query Modifiers – allintitle: Find sites with ALL search terms in the title.

  22. Query Modifiers – allintitle: Notice fewer “hits” when shampoo AND ingredient must be found in the title of the page. Find sites with all search terms in the title.

  23. Query Modifiers – inurl: Find sites with one search term in the URL.

  24. …and ingredient anywhere in the document. Query Modifiers – inurl: This search returns sites with the word shampooin the URL… Find sites with one search term in the URL.

  25. Query Modifiers – allinurl: Find sites with ALL search terms in the URL.

  26. Query Modifiers – allinurl: Notice fewer “hits” when shampoo AND ingredient must be found in the title of the page. Find sites with all search terms in the URL.

  27. Query Modifiers – site: Limit your search to a specific web site.

  28. Enter search terms, then qualifier. Finds elephant race on the Cal State Fullerton site. Query Modifiers – site: Example 1 Limit your search to a specific web site.

  29. Enter search terms, then qualifier. Finds dinosaur on the Smithsonian Institute site. Query Modifiers – site: Example 2 Limit your search to a specific web site.

  30. Enter search terms, then qualifier. Limits search of schwarzenegger to official California senate pages. Query Modifiers – site: Example 3 Limit your search to a specific web site.

  31. Specify a type of document to search. Query Modifiers – filetype:

  32. Query Modifiers – filetype: pdf – Adobe readable files Specify a type of document to search.

  33. Query Modifiers – filetype: pdf – Adobe readable files doc – Microsoft Word documents Specify a type of document to search.

  34. Query Modifiers – filetype: pdf – Adobe readable files doc – Microsoft Word documents mdb – Microsoft Access databases Specify a type of document to search.

  35. D’oh! If you get no results from Google Web, try Google Images. Query Modifiers – filetype: pdf – Adobe readable files doc – Microsoft Word documents mdb – Microsoft Access databases jpg, gif, tif – graphics and photos Specify a type of document to search.

  36. Query Modifiers – filetype: pdf – Adobe readable files doc – Microsoft Word documents mdb – Microsoft Access databases jpg, gif, tif – graphics and photos ppt – Microsoft PowerPoint presentations Specify a type of document to search.

  37. Key words, plus… …site: modifier, plus… Voilà! Search of shampoo ingredient limited to find only PowerPoint files on official California government pages. …filetype: modifier… …equals… Using Multiple Query Modifiers

  38. GAPS by staggernation.com Searching for all kinds of cookierecipes with chocolate – but not oatmeal?

  39. http://www.staggernation.com This search will return: Chocolate chip cookierecipe Chocolate cookierecipe Chocolate covered cherry cookierecipe

  40. GAPS by staggernation.com • Google API Proximity Search • A script that searches Google for two search terms that appear within a certain proximity of each other on a page. • Studies show that the closer search terms are in proximity, the better chance that the document is relevant to the searcher’s need. • For more info go to: http://www.staggernation.com/gaps/readme.html

  41. Search Engine Showdown

  42. Search Engine Showdown • For in depth information on how Google and other web search engines work, go to Greg Notess’ Search Engine Showdown: The User’s Guide to Web Searching at http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/

  43. See More Google

  44. See More Google • This is one of three presentations on Google Search Tips. Others include: • Lesser Used Features • Lesser Used Databases • Advanced Functions