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How to Look for Information

Short Takes - March 28th, 2013

Kristel De Nobrega

on 28 March 2013

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How to Look for Information History Searching Specific Search World Wide Web Advanced Search Options
Literal Searches
Logical Operators (AND, OR (|), NOT (-), must be uppercase)
Vertical Databases, e.g.
Del.icio.us (User Bookmarks)
Technorati (Blogs)
Google Scholar Sources of Information Evaluating Information Wikipedia
White Papers
Public Government documentation
News Sites/Blogs
Personal Web Pages
Rating Sites (Yelp, TripAdvisor)
Maps (geographic searches)
Video Repositories (YouTube)
Social Media (Networks) Image Search Where was it taken?
Similar images?
Higher quality version? Recommendation Engines Mobile Geo-Tagging Augmented Reality Social Search Wiki Crowd-sourced
SETAR Wiki! New Media SlideShare Voice-Driven Search Maps Coordinates stored with image.
Enriched maps
Location driven search Star Walk Real Estate Types of Online Information:
Business information
Libraries and documentation centers
Private persons
International organizations
Government information
Universities (Total campus information providers)
Societies, action groups and associations Basic Search Just start typing...
Autocomplete helps
Implicit "AND"
Stop words
Phrases Search Engines Index Spiders User Interface Accept User Input
Check (and correct) spelling
Present search results (and Ads) Digital Footprint Tips http://www.ipl.org/ (Internet Public Library)
http://www.slideshare.net Operators " (Phrases)
- (Excludes)
.. (Ranges)
* (Wildcard) Summary: http://www.googleguide.com/basic_operator_summary.html +Natural language Library +Full Page Indexing +Very Large Index +PageRank "First WWW Search Engine"
Large Hierarchy Introduction Authority Who? Qualifications? How Hosting site Government Institutional Corporate Reference to Author Degrees Experience Tip: LinkedIn Currency Last revised Publication date Copyright date Bias Agenda Sell Persuade to Donate Politics Accuracy Sources Documentation Follow links Backlinks Short Takes - March 28th, 2013

Sergio Moreta Drafts E.g. http://images.google.com http://www.linkedin.com E.g. http://maps.google.com or http://maps.bing.com http://www.slideshare.net Video Resources E.g. http://screen.yahoo.com or http://www.youtube.com Audio Search Facebook Graph Search
(Likes) FourSquare
(Popular Places) LinkedIn Search
(Professional Network) Del.icio.us
(Bookmarks) http://foursquare.com https://delicious.com/ http://www.facebook.com http://www.linkedin.com Restaurants, Businesses http://www.yelp.com Books, Electronics and more http://www.amazon.com Streaming Video http://www.netflix.com Questions? Timeline
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