What Search Strategies And Boolean Search Strategies Have Yielded The Best Search Results For You

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Discussion 1
How have you best used the Net/Web in doing school and work related activities?
I have used the Internet for several years to help increase my knowledge about many different subjects. In school, I used it to research information covering subjects from geography to music, psychology, teaching, and more. The information on the Internet has helped me obtain greater insight about the world in which we live. Further, it has been a source for helping me to save money in acquiring all types of products and services for work and school, many of which were also useful for personal pursuits. For example, research I conducted for how to make presentations for work also helped me with preparing and presenting topics for teaching various
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Google. Why? Google has proven time after time, that they have truly mastered the art of finding and retrieving information better than any other search engine I have tried. And, they seem to retrieve it faster than any other search engine.

What searching strategies and Boolean Search Strategies have yielded the best search results for you?
Personally, I prefer using brackets, quotation marks, and the + sign. When using these Boolean operators, the information returned will be more specific and relevant. Without Boolean operators, the search results are much too large and much of the information is not relevant.

Select 10 searching strategies you didn’t already know and share them with us, tell us why you think they are important for us know.
Amusingly, I had forgotten about the built-in advanced search features that are available in Google. Those features are very helpful and you don’t have to remember or type the various signs. Just type in “the important words”, and google will put it in the right format for
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to further reduce irrelevant information from being returned).
2. “language”: (You can select a specific language which can return information that may not be available in your native tongue).
3. “region: ” This limits returned information to specific countries.
4. “last update:” (Find pages updated within the time you specify) Time Frames specified are: “anytime, past 24 hours, past week, past month, or past year.” This allows one to search for current, or past versions, of the information one is seeking. Comparisons can then be made between current and former information to determine changes that may have been made to documents or information.
5. “site or domain:” Restricts search to a specific web site or a domain, which can limit results to specific Internet locations. For a simple, accurate description of domain names, visit this web page: http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/d/f/domain_name.htm
6. “terms appearing”: “Anywhere in the page, Title of the Page, Text of the page, URL of the page, and Links to the page. This further refines the search to specific locations within, or to, a site or

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