Category Archives: Search Skills

Finding Foreign Language Materials at the Library

One way to find foreign language materials at the library is by using Foxtrax to browse. 1. Go to Foxtrax 2. Select the “Subject” search 3. Subject search – Spanish Language, French Language, etc. 4. Scroll through areas of interest: … Continue reading

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New Google Search Options

Google has launched its newest search options which are now available from a “Show options” link in the upper left corner of your Google search results page.  Click on the link to reveal a multifaceted sidebar which takes aim at … Continue reading

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Add to Search Bar

I just learned about a new search tool.  The Firefox extension, “Add to Search Bar”, allows you to add any pages’ search functionality to your search box.  Go here to get this add-on and watch the available screencast if you … Continue reading

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ATLA Tip

You can search by scripture passage in the ATLA database.  At the top of the page there is a “Scriptures” link.  Click on this to go to the scripture browsing option.   In the browse box: 1.  Enter the scripture information … Continue reading

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Tilde operator

When you find that you need to broaden your Web search you may find Google’s tilde operator to be helpful.   By using the tilde (~) operator with your search term(s) you will also be expanding your search to include … Continue reading

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LexisNexis tips

Be a POWER SEARCHER!  LexisNexis has a wiki available with tips for academic users.  Click on the links below (off-campus users will need to authenticate) to view the brief instructions for getting the information that you want. Company Dossier: Compare … Continue reading

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Searching specific domains

When using a search engine, you can search within a specific domain by either entering it in the “site” or “domain” field in the advanced search options or you can try simply typing it in the search box with your … Continue reading

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Ask

The new Ask.com was launched on October 6th with three new technologies that enable Ask to take your query and deliver specific answers instead of just the titles and descriptions of the document.  Here’s an example from the Ask.com blog. … Continue reading

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Deep Web pt. 4

According to various experts (Bergman, 2000) (Zillman, 2003) the deep Web has: •    Tremendously higher quality of content •    84%-95% publicly accessible content •    A plethora of topic specific databases—more than 50% of the deep web consists of these When … Continue reading

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Deep Web pt. 3

The content of the deep Web is generally considered to be of higher quality than that of the surface web (Bergman, 2000) because the information tends to come from large databases that are more likely to be created and maintained … Continue reading

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