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Use Google More Effectively (Infographic)

2011, November 26

A primer for how to best structure searches using advanced operators to more quickly and accurately drill down to the information you want.

http://www.hackcollege.com/?p=5143

Created by: HackCollege

This is by no means an exhaustive list of search operators and advanced techniques, but it’s a good start that will help set you on the path to becoming a Google master.

Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one. A recent study at Illinois Wesleyan University found that fewer than 25% of students could perform a “reasonably well-executed search.” Wrote researchers, “The majority of students — of all levels — exhibited significant difficulties that ranged across nearly every aspect of the search process.”

That search process also included determining when to rely on Google and when to utilize scholarly databases, but on a fundamental level, it appears that many people just don’t understand how to best find the information they seek using Google.

First seen on http://mashable.com/2011/11/24/google-search-infographic/?WT.mc_id=en_social-media&utm_campaign=Social%2BMedia

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