Introduction to Net Searching and Navigation
U-M Library Searchpath Module 5
Evaluation of Sources
Search Google under "Evaluating websites"
Boolean Searching
Search Google under "Boolean searching"
example: X AND (Y OR Z) NOT Z'
Special features
(in Google)
* = wild card
~ = synonyms
Boolean operators
+, -, and ()
site restriction (Which Library of Congress pages mention Shakespeare?)
link lookup (Which pages link to the Lincoln Memorial home page?)
calculator built into search box
filetype (e.g., videos of bats)
(in others)
cluster search (Clusty—>Yippy)
Search engine resources
Search Engine Showdown - Guide to Searching
Search Engine Watch - Submission & more - Submissions & more
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