Reporting and Writing
Tips on Effective Googling
Need exact phrase? Use quotation marks:
“infosys billion dollar”
Want to expand your search with a synonym? Use a “tilde”:
“~infosys” finds IT companies similar to Infosys
Search by filetype (pdf, ppt, xls, doc):
“.Net Framework” filetype:ppt
Negative Search Terms:
“nano –car” will return the results with word „nano‟ but not Tata Nano car
Limit your search results to a particular web site:
“sparsh site:infosys.com” will get the pages from infosys.com where the word
„sparsh‟ is referred `
Search for sites that link to a particular website:
You’ve found a useful website and want to find other sites like it:
Find the definition of a word or a phrase:
More Search Operators:
Use Specialty Search Functions:
Google News: news.google.com
Google Images: images.google.com
Google Blog Search: blogsearch.google.com
Google Finance: finance.google.com
Google Scholar: scholar.google.com
Google Book Search: books.google.com
Google News Alerts:
Tracking an event in the news? Set a Google tracker
Choose to monitor latest developments on web pages, blogs, Google news,
Google discussion group pages, or all of these sources.
Google Scholar (scholar.google.com):
Covers: law, medicine, social sciences, arts, humanities, business, &
Included items: peer-reviewed papers, theses, book excerpts, abstracts
& full-text articles
Sources for items: academic publisher web pages, professional societies,
preprint repositories and universities.
Google Book Search:
Searches full text of indexed books.
If the work is in the public domain, the full contents are usually available.
If not, users can view bibliographic info (author, title, publisher) and
perhaps some excerpts.
Library partners include UC, Princeton, Stanford, Univ. of Michigan, Univ.
of Texas, Oxford, UVA and Univ. of Wisconsin,
Local/ movies and stuff:
Effective local search solution
Find theatres running your desired movies in your city.
search public source code
Google App Engine
PageRank explained by Google:
Google interprets a link on page A going to page B as a vote -- by page A,
for page B. Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links
a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast
by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily.