Assessing Google as a Teaching & Research Tool

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Google: more underused
than understood.

Overview

Background and Basics

Using Google

Quotation Marks

How Google Works

Brute Strength

Caches

Cache Issues

PageRank

Google Explains Itself

Google is not Foolproof

Manipulating PageRank

Inherent Geek Bias

Teaching Implications: Sufficing

Advanced Search Tips

Obscure, But Still Nifty

Special Extended Features

Google News (Historical Context)

Google News (Demo)

Google Images (Demo)

Google Scholar Explanation

Teaching Implications: Google Scholar

Google Scholar Case Study