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7/30/07 Google Search Tips: Lesser Used Databases By Robin Hartman, Associate Librarian Darling Library – Hope International University Adapted from “A Google Gambol” (Internet Librarian 2003) Greg Notess, Creator, Search Engine Showdown & Reference Librarian, Montana State University Updated by Bethany Ahlberg 7/30/07
7/30/07 Lesser Used Databases of Google Images Video News Maps Books Groups Labs Products Scholar Directory
7/30/07 One Search – Many Databases For most of these Google databases we will use one search term: “science olympiad” The quotation marks will require these words to appear together in this order
7/30/07 http://news.google.com Google returns indexed web news in English.
7/30/07 About Google News The default is to sort by relevance. This means that the story that matches closest to your search term floats to the top of the list. To see the most recent stories first, click “Sort by date”. Google returns indexed web news in English.
7/30/07 About Google News To go from your results page to the News home page, click the Browse Top Stories link.
7/30/07 About Google News You get different sources & views for each story. Browse by topic using the left sidebar. When you choose to “Browse Top Stories” from the Google News Homepage you leave your original search terms behind.
7/30/07 About Google News No human intervention News alert service available Get more info at: http://news.google.com/intl/en_us/about_google_news.html
7/30/07 Several views are available. Get driving directions from one location to another. http://maps.google.com Can search using keywords, addresses, map coordinates, business names, & etc.
7/30/07 About Google Maps Mapping technology is sourced largely from from NAVTEQ and TeleAtlas. Local business info is compiled from web search results, U.S. Yellow Pages, and directly from businesses themselves. Satellite map data can be 1-3 years old. Get more info online at http://maps.google.com/support/
7/30/07 http://books.google.com/ Results come from two sources: Google Books Partner Program and Google Books Library Project. Displays links of bookstores and libraries where each book can be found
7/30/07 About Google Books Results can include either excerpts or full text of books. Get more info online at http://books.google.com/support/
7/30/07 http://scholar.google.com Results taken from scholarly literature
7/30/07 About Google Scholar Google ranks articles by weighing: Full text Author Publication in which article appears Number of article’s citations in other scholarly literature More info: http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html
7/30/07 Directory Lists and categorizes web sites without ranking them.
7/30/07 About Google Directory (Open Directory) Web directory (not a search engine) Human-edited Also used by AOL search, Netscape search, HotBot, Lycos, and others More info: http://www.google.com/dirhelp.html
7/30/07 Search Engine Showdown For in depth information on how Google and other web search engines work, go to Greg Notess’ Search Engine Showdown: The User’s Guide to Web Searching at http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/
7/30/07 See More Google This is one of three presentations on google search tips. Others include: Lesser used features Lesser used databases Advanced functions