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Advanced Google Searching

June Liebert

Director and Assistant Professor

The John Marshall Law School

“Do no harm” – the Google mantra


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Topics

  • How does Google work?

  • Advanced searching

  • Google tools

  • Alternatives

  • Goal

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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


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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

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Advanced Searching

http://www.google.com/advanced_search

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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)

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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

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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

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Languages

  • Set language preferences

  • Translator

  • www.google.com/language_tools

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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


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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

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Local Results Page Example

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Evaluating Results

  • Authority who?

  • Objectivity why?

  • Accuracy true?

  • Currency when?

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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)

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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

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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

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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


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