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Search Strategies

Page history last edited by Kim Zito 4 years ago

How much do you know about Searching?

Let's take a look

 

How Search Works

Do you know how Google Search Works?

Learn or review:

Watch a video....                                                                                   or  Read through an infographic

 

 

Explain something new you've learned about Google search on your handout.

 

Brainstorm Keywords

Before you search, generate keywords

Keyword Generator

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/keywords/

List your keywords on your handout.

 

 

Search Operators

How to search using operator signs:

Run through some practice searches using each of these operators. Then combine them based on your topic.

List a search you successfully performed using at least 3 operators in combination.

 

Use the Research Tool embedded in Google Docs

 

Search Google Scholar for your topic

https://scholar.google.com/

List an article you found that relates to your research topic.

 

Search Google Books

https://books.google.com/

List the title and author of a book that you might use when researching your topic.

 

Google Advanced Search Overview: Watch this video.

Google Advanced Web Search Page

https://www.google.com/advanced_search

Google Advanced Image Search page

http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search

 

Search curated sources: Perform a search for Human Rights and Livebinder or Human Rights and Lib Guides

 

If you're googling, evaluate your sources once you've found them!

Use either the BrainPop graphic organizer or the CARP test

Need a referesher? Go to Brainpop.com and log in. Then watch the Online Sources video for a review.

Or use 

Sweetsearch--The results in sweetsearch have been pre-evaluated so you don't have to.

http://www.sweetsearch.com/

 

 

If you have extra time:

Think you've got Google Game?

Try one of these challenges

https://www.google.com/intl/en-us/insidesearch/searcheducation/lessons.html#challenges

 

From:

Challenge: A Google A Day

http://www.agoogleaday.com/

 

Other search engines:

Wolfram Alpha is a search engine designed to answer questions about science, math, history, and more

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Bing

https://www.bing.com/

Duck Duck Go doesn't track your searches

https://duckduckgo.com/

 

Additional Resources

Hack College: Getting More Out of Google infographic

http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html

 

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