Google.com is a very powerful search tool. In this lesson you’ll learn how to find what you’re looking for on Google.
To receive 2 hrs credit for this lesson, please complete this lesson by the last day of the month at 11:59 pm CST.
- Complete GCFLearnFree.org’s Search Better Lesson.
- Watch and read Google Tricks That Will Change the Way you Search.
- Use the define:function in Google to define library.
- Find out the weather forecast for the weekend in Google.
- Do a reverse image search for a book in your library.
- Find out what time it is in Sydney, Australia
- Complete the Googleaday
- Post a comment below answering the following:
- What did you learn this lesson?
- Which tip do you find being the most useful in the library?
- What tip do you plan to share with patrons or other staff members?
- Complete this form to verify completion.
I liked Google search tips and all the videos,short, but concise, great music too. These videos would be good to share with patrons as an introduction to searching. I think the lesson about judging online information could be valuable. I will share that news archives go back to the mid 1880s. Our staff might not realize that.
I think the lesson about judging online information could be really valuable, too! I you ever have a patron that has questions about using an iPad, GCL Learn Free also has a great one for iPads. It can be found here:http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ipadbasics
Learning how to use the -sign and quotes and the other tips on how to refine a search will be useful. Fastfacts and the DEFINE shortcut is very handy. Actually all of the videos and lessons are very useful.
Using the asterisk for a forgotten word and the image search would be handy for patrons I think. I think that it would useful for patrons to have the link to the GCF class to look at it for themselves
Good job! I think GCFlearnfree.org is a site that patrons can get a lot of use out of. I especially like the iPad and Google tutorials they have. They also have some good Office tutorials.
Learning how to use the -sign and define: are good tips. I think that sharing GCFlearn.org with patrons especially those newer to computers would be a great benefit. Most useful in the library would be the asterick to replace unknown words when a patron doesn’t remember the whole title! I’m not good at guessing the missing words!
I liked the tips on using quotes, Mmnus signs, and asterisks. This should help me narrow down my searches. I couldn’t seem to get the video tutorials to run. I am not interested in the games, though. I don’t play them on my computer or my phone. Older news articles could be useful for possible obituariries in geneology research.