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  1. Question checklist IF we know the question, THEN we know what the answer should look like. IF we know what the answer should look like, THEN we also know when to stop searching. Reuser, OSINT - Search and Retrieval

  2. Google / Yahoo operators AND OR NOT phrase combinations title domain doctype link synonyms proximity ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- India [space] Pakistan USA ORVerenigde Staten -.com -inurl:(html|php|xls) “border conflict” (uk OR gb) cricket [yahoo only] intitle:GL11 site:.com filetype:pdf link:www.greynet.org [yahoo is better] ~tsunami ”chemical * agents” Reuser, OSINT - Search and Retrieval

  3. Tips / Summary • Define the question, know precisely what the question is • Ask an expert • Use the telephone • Start with the Internet for general orientation, then use online vendors for the real work: • Start with Internet directories and fact finders, encyclopedias • Continue with vertical search engines • Continue with general purpose single search engines • Continue with metasearchers • Use AT LEAST three different main search engines! • Consider using Usenet newsgroups for advise • Consider Blogs for specialised info. • Consider citation indexes Reuser, OSINT - Search and Retrieval

  4. Tips / Summary(continued) • Consider patent searches • Consider conference proceedings and news • Think in concepts (e.g. news on border conflict between india and pakistan) • Search for searchable terms, detailed keywords, alternative terms. • Consider spellings, plurals, singles, languages etc. • Use AND to search for fewer results (+terrorism +india ) • Use OR to search for alternatives (gb OR uk OR England) • Search on title words • Understand the source Reuser, OSINT - Search and Retrieval

  5. Errors and Mistakens • if it’s not on the net, it doesn’t exist • I’m the best, therefore I need not ask • Forgetting citation pearls, forgetting semantics • If I can’t find it, it doesn’t exist • Google is all I need • Using just one search engine • Searching English only Reuser, OSINT - Search and Retrieval