Friday, April 08, 2011

Google OR -Google

Some useful resources from recent seminars run by information guru Karen Blakeman:
- Top tips for searching Google e.g. "Try the two proximity commands. An asterisk (*) between two words will look for your words in the order specified and separated by one or more terms, for example solar * panels. The AROUND(n) command, which is undocumented, looks for your terms in either order separated by the number of words (n) specified, for example solar AROUND(2) panels. Note that AROUND did not work for everyone on the workshop."
- The Powerpoint presentation from the Anything but Google seminar on 5th April 2011:
- Links to sites that are alternatives to Google - from the Anything but Google seminar:
Photo by Sheila Webber: flower arrangement with fritillaries, April 2011

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