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Power Googling

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Review
Expanding and Narrowing Your Search (Boolean
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Word Variations and Synonyms
Searching in Web Sites and Titles
Special Google Searches


Review: Keyword Searching

   


  
 

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Review: Keyword Searches

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Review: Finding Better Results

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Review: Finding Better Results

Reducing the Number of Results

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1. Search for information on universities in Nova Scotia


Answer: university OR college OR postsecondary
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2. Search for information on author Alistair MacLeod


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Answer: macleod OR mcleod alistair


Finding Better Results: Synonyms

Increasing the Number of Results

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1. You need a buying guide for computers (Hint: what


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Site Searching: Searching Specific Websites

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Search for information on the Halifax Explosion. You


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Answer: site:ns.ca ³halifax explosion´

Site Searching: Searching Page Titles

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Site Searching: Searching Page Titles


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1. Search for information on hybrid cars. You only want


to see pages with Ú  Ú in the title.

Answer: ³hybrid cars´ intitle:³gas mileage´

2. Search for information on soup recipes. You only


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Answer: ³soup recipes´ intitle:vegetarian


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Google Guide: making searching even easier


www.googleguide.com

Google Help Center: Google Search Guides


http://www.google.ca/help/basics.html

Be sure to check the Library Guide for upcoming


computer programs and registration information

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Additional Material
Other Google Searches: Google Calculator

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Try This:

1. Calculate the number of seconds in a day:


24*60*60

2. Convert 2 miles (mi) to kilometres (km)


Answer: 2 mi to km

3. Convert 3 pounds (lb) to kilograms (kg)


Answer: 3 lb to kg


Other Google Searches: Google Glossary

      


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