Monday, December 01, 2008

Better Google Searches

Thanks to Scott Weidig for getting me looking into this more!

Happy Cyber Monday!
I recently ran across a couple of resources to help your searching power when using Google. These tips will help you find better information faster!
I also found a handout to keep handy or to share with colleagues or students.
The best tip I have learned recently is to type in the answer instead of the question.
Example:
You want to know how tall Mt. Everest is.
Don't type in "How tall is Mt. Everest?"
Do Type "Mt. Everest is * tall"
The "*" acts as a wildcard and Google looks for the missing information.
There are a lot of other great ways to search better and the resources below will help you out.
Here is how to use Google to find information you never knew you could: http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html
These two videos are helpful as well.
Also check these Google pages for more tips:

Happy Searching!

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