>How to Search on Google *** Here’s a quick guide to all the elements and tools that you’ll find on a Google search results page.
>Google Inside Search Free Search Education Online Center
>Google Power User Tips: Query Operators *** The search operators, also known as query operators — for the search box to restrict your results or to otherwise pull the needle from the proverbial haystack. If you’re an SEO practitioner, you surely know and use a number of these.
>Google Research Made Easy (Berkeley Library)
>Search Education *** “Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners. With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they’re just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.” (Not just students. These materials are suitable for the layman and I use them when teaching search classes.)
Lesson Plans . Lesson Plan Map ** Presentations and planning. “With more and more of the world’s content online, it is critical that students understand how to effectively use web search to find quality sources appropriate to their task. We’ve created a series of lessons to help you guide your students to use search meaningfully in their schoolwork and beyond. On this page, you’ll find Search Literacy lessons and A Google A Day classroom challenges. Our search literacy lessons help you meet the new Common Core State Standards and are broken down based on level of expertise in search: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced.”
Live Trainings *** With these webinars, video only, you can improve your own search skills and learn how to bring search literacy to your school. Browse the archive of past trainings, and make sure tofollow us on Google+to stay up to speed on the latest tips and trainings from Google.
Power Searching Classes ***** Video and transcripts, basic and advanced, good for workshop trainings.
Skill Map *** Advanced Power Searching Skills with video and transcripts. Google Search Tactics Research Strategies Operators Additional Google Properties Advanced Search Tools Refining Searches. Good for working on specific skills.
Google Alerts Google Alerts are emails sent to you when Google finds new results — such as web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs — that match your search term. You can use Google Alerts to monitor anything on the Web. Users can have their alerts delivered via RSS feed. Simply sign in and choose the “Feed” option in the “Deliver to” field. I have copied the rss link from the rss icon at the bottom of results pages to use in Website widgets. Wikhow Visual – How to Use Google Alerts
Voice Search *** Ask your questions out loud and get answers spoken back whether you are out and about or sitting at your desk. Just tap the mic on the Google search bar and speak up. This works on the Google Search App for iOS, Android and Chrome browsers for laptops and desktops. How to turn voice search on.
Web History – You can get better search results and recommendations with Web History turned on. Web History includes your searches and other web activity. Your Web History is private. This means you need to be signed in to your Google Account to view your history.
Google Search Forum ** Share suggestions, ask questions, and connect with Google users from around the world