How To Do Everything With Google

How To Do Everything With Google

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How To Do Everything With Google by Fritz Schneider

Get inside the massive search engine and learn how to make Google's enormous power work for you to find exactly what you need. Discover what librarians and researchers know and learn the best tactics and strategies for finding information on the web using Google search. Includes coverage of little-known Google features such as the bargain-searching Froogle, a news service, an image search service, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072231748
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
Publication date: 11/19/2003
Series: How to Do Everything Series
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxvii
Part IGoogle Web Search
Chapter 1Welcome to Google3
Google4
The Google Interface5
Google Doodles7
The Google Doodler7
Google's Services8
Essential Google Facts9
What Google Is Not11
A Brief History of Google13
Chapter 2Craft Your Searches15
How to Enter a Query16
Go Directly to the First Result17
Select Search Terms19
Use Words Likely to Appear on the Pages You Want19
Pose Answerable Queries21
Be Brief21
Search Behavior22
Implicit AND22
Common Word Exclusion22
Case Insensitivity25
Punctuation Exclusion26
Search Term Order and Proximity26
Search Operators27
Quotes27
The OR Operator30
The Inclusion Operator (+)32
The Exclusion Operator (-)32
The Synonym Operator ([similar])35
Common Misconceptions37
Chapter 3Find Specialized Information41
Correct Spelling42
Word Definitions45
Phone Numbers and Addresses46
Reverse Lookups47
Street Maps and Directions49
Stock Quotes51
Calculator52
Basic Arithmetic53
Advanced Math54
Units of Measure and Conversions57
Chapter 4Understand Search Results61
The Anatomy of a Results Page62
Search Tools and Information62
Search Boxes64
Links to Tools and Tips64
Search Tabs66
The Statistics Bar66
Web Search Results67
The Result Link68
Snippets68
Technical Information71
Cached Version of the Result71
The Similar Pages Link74
Categories and Description74
The Translate This Page Link74
File Type Conversion77
Many Results from a Single Site79
Go Beyond the First Page of Results79
Omitted Results82
Other Kinds of Search Results82
Sponsored Links (Paid Advertisements)83
Evaluate What You Find86
Credibility87
Types of Results88
Chapter 5Advanced Web Search95
Use the Advanced Search Form96
Advanced Operators96
Group or Exclude Terms97
Search Restrictions100
Find Information on Specific Pages109
Search by Topic114
Advanced Operators Rehashed116
define116
stocks116
phonebook116
Summary of the Advanced Operators118
Language Tools119
Refine a Query124
Chapter 6Make Searching Easier with Google Tools131
Make Google Your Home Page132
The Google Toolbar134
Default Search144
Browser Buttons146
Mozilla and Netscape 6147
Search Google on Macintosh Systems148
Chapter 7Configure Google151
Setting Preferences152
Resetting Preferences154
Language Settings155
Interface Language155
Search Language161
Safe Search163
Number of Results165
New Results Window166
Part IIGoogle Features
Chapter 8Search News Sources with Google News169
Google News170
Browse Google News174
News Stories175
News Categories177
Search Google News179
Search Techniques for Google News180
Possible Uses190
Limitations of Google News191
International Google News Domains191
Chapter 9Search Discussion Forums with Google Groups193
Usenet194
The Usenet Hierarchy195
Google Groups198
Browse Google Groups201
Find Newsgroups201
Read Newsgroup Messages204
Post Newsgroup Messages210
Search Google Groups211
Select Search Terms214
Advanced Groups Search214
Possible Uses219
Participate in Discussions219
Mining Usenet219
Post a Question220
Chapter 10Find Pictures with Google Images223
Search Google Images224
Google Images Results225
Image Viewer Interface227
Craft Image Search Queries229
Advanced Image Search232
Copyrights239
Chapter 11Browse Topics by Category with the Google Directory243
The Open Directory245
The Google Directory245
Categories247
Browsing the Google Directory249
Searching the Google Directory253
Directory Search Quality254
Possible Uses255
Google Directory in Non-English Languages256
Chapter 12Ask Researchers Questions with Google Answers259
How It Works260
Who Are the Researchers?261
Tour of Google Answers263
Search Google Answers265
Browse Google Answers267
Anatomy of the Question View271
Ask a Question273
Sign Up for an Account273
Pose a Question276
After You Post a Question283
Unanswered Questions286
Unsatisfactory Answers287
Possible Uses for Google Answers288
Is Google Answers Effective?291
Limitations of Google Answers292
Chapter 13Find Bargains with Froogle295
Introducing Froogle296
Browse Products298
Lists of Products298
Individual Products301
Search Froogle303
Select Search Terms303
Refine Your Query303
Possible Uses308
Chapter 14Other Cool Features309
Google Zeitgeist310
Google Labs313
Search by Location315
Google News Alerts316
Google Sets317
The Google Glossary319
Google WebQuotes320
Keyboard Shortcuts321
The Google Viewer322
Google Compute323
Fun Uses of Google Search326
Joke Pages326
Googlism327
GooglePeople329
Google Smackdown330
GoogleWhacking330
Google Catalogs331
Google Wireless Services332
Google Number Search332
Other Ways to Search Using Google332
AppendixHow Google Works335
How Web Search Works336
Crawling337
Indexing339
Searching339
Google's Rankings340
PageRank341
Simple Metrics342
Arcane Metrics344
The Scoring Equation345
Google's Engineering Principles347
Parallelism347
Redundancy347
Low-cost Hardware347
Specialization348
Index349

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Fritz Schneider is my favorite author. I just love his books, and this one is great. Plus Google has great food.