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Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google

Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
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Lesson Plans for teaching Web searching by Google.

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Wizard Tool for Searching

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This tool is built on Google's Advanced Search and conducts a Google search with the keywords that you fill in for each field. As you type, WATCH as the Wizard builds your query in the search box above. Then click Search. Evaluate the results and revise your keywords to get the best results for your topic!


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Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 26, 2013 7:43 PM

Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.

 

Google originally matched keywords in a search query to the same words on Web pages. Hummingbird is the culmination of a shift to understanding the meaning of phrases in a query and displaying Web pages that more accurately match that meaning.


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Google Image Search Tutorial

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Learn how to use Google's Image Search to find images with different usage restrictions.  Images require citation of your source, too, just like text.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:25 PM

Nice to have an on demand tutorial for Google Image Search.  There are a lot of poweful aspects to the system.  Check out the Creative Commons filters!