While searching on the Internet is easy and fast, it’s not intuitive or straightforward. This course, Power Searching With Google, covers everything you need to know to become a power searcher, someone who can find information quickly, effectively and accurately.
This course will cover everything from search basics (how to make an effective query), up through advanced search tips and search feature methods (using operators like intext: filetype: and site: to narrow your search), along with ways to determine if what you’re finding is credible. Each unit covers a fundamental aspect of online search, teaching you to be more guided and precise in your online research.
Your instructor, Daniel Russell, has been on the inside of the Google Search engineering team since 2005. His research on how people use online search tools to find what they seek gets translated into effective tips and tricks everyone should know.
1.2 Tools menu, filtering by color and image type
1.3 How search works
1.4 Art of keyword choice
1.5 Word order matters
1.6 Shortcut for finding text on a webpage
2.1 Suggestions as you type and Related searches
2.2 From idea to understanding Using define:
2.3 Different modes of content: Web, News, Images, Shopping, Videos
2.4 Reading the SERP: Lateral Browsing
2.5 Google Scholar and Google Patents
3.1 How the web is organized (and why you need to know)
Deep web vs. Visible web
3.2 Filetype: operator
3.3 Minus operator
3.4 The OR operator and Using double quotes
3.5 In-text operator and Advanced Google search
4.1 Search by image
4.2 Shortcuts: weather, flight information, and time
4.3 Use Google's calculator for conversions
4.4 Date range limiting
4.5 Using Advanced Search to limit by region/language & Google Translate
5.1 Understanding ranking/verifying via image search and multiple perspectives
5.2 Data changes depending on question asked/Confirmation bias
Searching the internet is one of the most useful skills today. This course learns you not only the basics but also creative ways to narrow or broaden your search, how to use image search, date range, filters and more in your search, and how to check...
Searching the internet is one of the most useful skills today. This course learns you not only the basics but also creative ways to narrow or broaden your search, how to use image search, date range, filters and more in your search, and how to check the credibility of the results of your search.
Fast track for those who already know several search tricks: most course sections have a video part and an activity part. Skip the video part and focus on the search tips given in the activity part. To complete everything of the course you'll need about 6 hours, with only the search tips in the activity parts you can probably finish it in an hour. That being said your learning experience will be richer if you also watch the videos and practice the search exercises.