Google Search Secrets – eBook


Google can be an incredibly powerful tool for research, but the top-of-the-page results are seldom the most beneficial to library users and students, and many of the search engine’s most useful features are hidden behind its famously simple interface.

Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Author: Michael P. Sauers
ISBN / GTIN 9781555709235


Burns and Sauers reveal the secrets of effective Google searches in this invaluable resource showing how to get the most out of the service, with:

*An overview of all the tool’s search services, including Image, Maps, News, Blogs, Discussions, Scholar, Patents, and Books

*Ready-to-use instructions on how to go beyond the simple search box and top results to get library users the answers they need, fast

*Straightforward guidance on using filters to refine search results, with examples of common searches like images with Creative Commons licenses, news searches set for a date range or into an archive, and videos with closed captioning

*An explanation of the bibliography manager feature of Google Scholar, which allows students and researchers to build bibliographies with ease

*Tips for configuring Safe Search on workstations in children’s departments and schools

Copious screenshots walk readers through each topic step by step, making this a true how-to guide for everyone who uses Google.




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