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Ten Google Search Tips for Students – Education Article

Twelve years ago I had student come up to me in the library and declare, “Mr. Byrne, Google has nothing on this!” Her topic was the Civil War. It was then that I realized my students needed a bit more guidance on how to conduct online research. In the years since that incident in the library I have spent a lot of time developing search lessons for students to help them become better at search. All of the lessons that…

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How to Use Google Books for Research – Education Article

Google Books is one of the search tools that is often overlooked by students. When students are shown how to use Google Books it can become a valuable search tool for them. That’s why I always include in my workshops on teaching search strategies. Google recently released a new user interface for Google Books. The older interface is also still available for those who don’t want to change, yet. In the following videos I provide overviews of how to use…

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In Case You Forgot That Someone Is Always Watching…

From the pages of “Google knows when you are sleeping” comes Google’s latest search feature. Google has launched new activity cards for mobile search users. These new activity cards will appear at the top of your search page. The cards will suggest pages to you based on the last searches that you conducted. Google says the idea behind this new feature is to help people resume a previous search or retrace the steps of a previous search. You will be…

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