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A tip for seaching google.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Clyde, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Megabyte Poster

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    Hi folks

    I thought this may interest you...

    for the uninitiated, google is a great resource, but often underutilised. One little trick is use a lot is the ability of google to restrict its search to certain domains.

    For example, when studying a course, or indeed prepping one to teach, I use googles site feature to look for SPECIFIC DOCUMENTS in SPECIFIC SITES.

    eg. powerpoint slides in educational establishments. Works a treat.

    For example, to look for network+ slides try
    site:*.edu network+ .ppt

    US colleges often have a wealth of info there for the reading..
    good luck!
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    great, thanks Clyde :thumbleft
     
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  3. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    good tip there, clyde.

    without trying to hijack this thread, but i'd like to point out another overlooked google feature, namely google groups. especially when researching tech problems, i have found many solutions there that i couldn't find anywhere else.
     
  4. Clyde

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    yup... google groups saved my bacon numerous times!
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I like the define: function, eg

    define: astronomy


    brings up a plethora of specific definitions of the term, along with links to sites with much more information.
     
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