SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SEARCH?

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Not only can Google Search tell us the weather, do math, and have fun with hidden Easter eggs, it is a powerful search tool students can use to find sources appropriate to their research. Come to this workshop for some tips and tricks to narrow your search results with advanced Google Search. Also discover little known search tools, all while having fun!

 

AGENDA AND RESOURCES

SLIDES

GOOGLE SEARCH RESOURCES

Search tools

Google Scholar – search scholarly articles
News – search for recent news
Google News Archive – Miss microfiche? Go here.

Books – search published books
Ngram Viewer – display a graph showing how often phrases have occurred in books over time, more info here
Public Data – searches through public data published around the world (World Bank, US Census, IMF, etc.)

Trends – search for who is searching for what when (ie. what’s trending in different parts of the world)

 

Search resources

How to search on google – Google Search Support Site
Google Search – About the Google Search mobile app
A Google A Day Search Game – Interactive game
15 second search tips – YouTube playlist of 15 second videos about Search
Google Search official blog
Get More out of Google – Infographic tips and tricks for students conducting online research
Inside Search – How Search works and tips and tricks
Google Search Challenges

Posters you can print

Shortcuts graphics – round graphics showing the advanced search shortcuts
Search tips and tricks poster – Infographic showing modifiers to use to limit your search
Google Like a Boss – Infographic showing modifiers, similar to above infographic
Search poster – Another infographic search poster
even more posters here

Power Searching Quick Reference Guide – 2 pages of text, but really good explanations of different search features

GOOGLE SEARCH CHALLENGE

Click to open a Search Challenge activity you could modify for your students.

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