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Introduction
PART I:
PART I
What Can You Do with Google?
What Google Isn’t
What Google Is
A Simple Example
Improving Your Google Results
Case A: Joseph Lomax, Student
Case B: Sabine Reitz, Journalist
Case C: Dr. Katie Aston, Dentist
PART II:
PART II
Asking for What You Want
Google Basics
Phrase Searches
Basic Boolean
Explicit Inclusion
Simple Searching and Feeling Lucky
Case Sensitivity
Full-Word Wildcards
The 10-Word Limit
Favor Obscurity
Playing the Wildcard
Special Syntax
The Antisocial Syntax Elements
All the Possibilities
Advanced Search
Query Words
Language
File Format
Date
Occurrences
Domain
Safe Search
Additional Google Properties
Specialized Vocabularies: Slang and Terminology
Slang
Specialized Vocabularies—Industrial Slang
The On-Line Medical Dictionary
PART III:
PART III
Understanding What You Get
Setting Preferences
Interface Language
Search Language
SafeSearch Filtering
Number of Results
Settings for Researchers
Anatomy of a Search Result
Embrace Misspellings
PART IV:
PART IV
Other Google Services and Features
Google Directory
Searching the Google Directory
Google Directory Special Syntax
Google Groups
Browsing Groups
Google Groups Special Syntax
Google Images
Google Images Special Syntax
Google News
International Versions
Google News Special Syntax
Making the Most of Google News
Beyond Google for News Search
Google Catalogs
Searching for Purchases
Froogle Special Syntax
Adding a Merchant to Froogle
Language Tools
Getting to the Language Tools
Making the Most of Google’s Language Tools
Consulting the Dictionary
Consulting the Phonebook
Google Phonebook Special Syntax
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Tracking Stocks
Beyond Google for Basic Stock Information
More Stock Research with Google
Searching Article Archives
Articles from The New York Times
Magazine Articles
Finding Directories of Information
Title Tags and Wildcards
Finding Searchable Subject Indexes
Finding Weblogs
Using the “Magic Words”
The Google Toolbar
Googling with Bookmarklets
The Dooyoo Bookmarklets Collection
Joe Maller’s Translation Bookmarkets
PART V
Appendix
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Google Pocket Guide

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Beneath its deceptively simple search form, Google is a remarkably powerful and flexible search engine that indexes billions of web pages, handling more than 150 million searches a day. You know that what you're looking for must be in there somewhere, but how do you make Google work for you?Crafted from our best-selling Google Hacks title, the Google Pocket Guide provides exactly the information you need to make your searches faster and more effective, right from the start. The Google Pocket Guide unleashes the power behind that blinking cursor by delivering:

A thorough but concise tour of Google's features Practical examples to inspire going beyond the basic keyword search Secrets for constructing more powerful queries using Google's special syntax Advice on how to understand and further refine the results Google provides Whether you're a student researching a topic for class, a medical or legal professional needing field-specific reference information, or a home user looking for that article on home repair you forgot to bookmark, the Google Pocket Guide will take you from mystified to mastery.

Beneath its deceptively simple search form, Google is a remarkably powerful and flexible search engine that indexes billions of web pages, handling more than 150 million searches a day. You know that what you're looking for must be in there somewhere, but how do you make Google work for you?Crafted from our best-selling Google Hacks title, the Google Pocket Guide provides exactly the information you need to make your searches faster and more effective, right from the start. The Google Pocket Guide unleashes the power behind that blinking cursor by delivering:

A thorough but concise tour of Google's features Practical examples to inspire going beyond the basic keyword search Secrets for constructing more powerful queries using Google's special syntax Advice on how to understand and further refine the results Google provides Whether you're a student researching a topic for class, a medical or legal professional needing field-specific reference information, or a home user looking for that article on home repair you forgot to bookmark, the Google Pocket Guide will take you from mystified to mastery.

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