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advanced google searching

Advanced Google Searching

June Liebert

Director and Assistant Professor

The John Marshall Law School

“Do no harm” – the Google mantra

topics
Topics
  • How does Google work?
  • Advanced searching
  • Google tools
  • Alternatives
  • Goal

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

how does it work
How does it work?
  • Crawl
    • Googlebot spider
    • Number of pages?
    • Update frequency?
  • Index
  • Query
  • Rank
    • PageRank uses
      • Number of links
      • Quality of the linking sites
    • Ads and Googlebombs

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

does google include everything
Does Google include everything?
  • No!
  • Invisible Web (Deep Web)
    • 550 times the size of Google
      • (Bright Planet white paper, 2001)
    • Databases
    • Search engines improving
      • PDF files
      • Database searches

Diagram from http://netforbeginners.about.com/library/diagrams/n4layers.htm

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

advanced searching
Advanced Searching

http://www.google.com/advanced_search

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

search terms
Search Terms
  • and (default)
  • or
  • “”
  • +
  • -
  • ~
  • ..
  • *

exact phrase “blue sky”

required +google

without -yahoo

synonyms ~automobile

# range president 1940..1960

wildcard “francis * coppola”

(one or more words in a phrase)

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

google query
Google Query
  • All search words count
  • Exact match
  • Word stemming
  • Stop words
  • Term proximity and order
  • Not case sensitive
  • Ignored characters (punctuation)
  • Apostrophes and hyphens

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

other options
Other options
  • Domain site:www.jmls.edu
  • File type filetype:pdf
  • Images sunset pictures
  • Local search pizza chicago
  • Within URL or Title
    • allinurl, inurl, allintitle, intitle

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

languages
Languages
  • Set language preferences
  • Translator
  • www.google.com/language_tools

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

specialized queries
Specialized Queries
  • Calculator
  • Dictionary
  • Map
  • Phonebook
  • Movies

http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html

  • Stocks
  • Weather
  • Conversion
  • Time
  • Books

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

reading the results

Répertoire Web de Google - World > Français - » [ Translate this page ] «... Modifié par Google - ©2003 Google Aide du répertoireGoogle - À propos - Google in English. directory.google.com/Top/World/ - 7k - Mar 26, 2004 - Cached - Similar pages

Reading the Results
  • Refine results
  • Cached page
  • Similar pages
  • Translation

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

local results page example
Local Results Page Example

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

evaluating results
Evaluating Results
  • Authority who?
  • Objectivity why?
  • Accuracy true?
  • Currency when?

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

other google tools
Other Google Tools
  • Toolbar toolbar.google.com
    • Bookmarks
  • Scholar scholar.google.com
  • Book Search books.google.com
  • Patents www.google.com/patents
  • News Alertswww.google.com/alerts
  • Reader reader.google.com (for RSS)

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

even more google
Even More Google
  • Maps maps.google.com
  • Earthearth.google.com
  • Gmailwww.gmail.com
  • Talk talk.google.com
  • Calendar calendar.google.com
  • Documents, Spreadsheetsdocs.google.com
  • Labs labs.google.com
  • YouTube www.youtube.com
  • Bloggerwww.blogger.com
  • Picasa (photos) picasa.google.com

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

new search engines
New Search Engines
  • KartOO (clustering, visual meta search)

http://www.kartoo.com

  • Quintura (clustering)

http://www.quintura.com

  • GoshMe (meta-metasearch, beta)

http://www.goshme.com

  • Cha Cha (live person)

http://www.chacha.com/

  • Aftervote (social searching)

http://www.aftervote.com

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School

sites of interest
Sites of Interest
  • The Internet Archive
    • http://www.archive.org
  • Google API Proximity Search
    • http://www.staggernation.com/cgi-bin/gaps.cgi
  • Google Hacks
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Hacks
  • Search Engine Watch
    • http://www.searchenginewatch.com
  • Alt Search Engines
    • http://www.altsearchengines.com
  • Google Guide
    • http://www.googleguide.com

June Liebert, The John Marshall Law School