VIDEO SCREENCAST: How to Add a Webpage/Website to Noodletools
I. Google Short Code Tips
a) Use NOUNS and "NOUN PHRASES" ONLY!
"giant octopus" "Pacific Ocean"
b) Use " " around "exact name"/"noun phrase"/"direct quote"
= "Exact words in this exact order"
"United States Secret Service"
"to be or not to be"
c) Use the MINUS SIGN - directly in front of idea to omit
Removes an unwanted aspect/result
Examples: salsa -dancing
d) Require website to have a specific Top Level Domain
specific organization's webpages: site:uri,edu/marine
a) Truncation or adding * at end of root word
gives all possible endings!
friend* = friend, friends, friendly, friendship
sweet* = sweet, sweetly, sweeter, sweetness
b) combine synonyms (terms and/or phrases) with OR
OR = MORE: both terms or "phrases" will be in results!
"global warming" OR "climate change"
dog* OR canine*
Create a search string using your search terms and "search phrases" and limit your results for Top Level Domains: site:org or site:gov
Choose a website that best fits the A-B-C-D-E Criteria for your topic
Save website to Noodletools Project! (See Videocast for Review!)
Google Search Forms
1) SHORT CODE TO RETRIEVE GREAT WEBSITES IN GOOGLE [regular search box] !
"Phrases of 2+ words" site:gov (top level domain suffix/domain) -term (eliminates term w/i search results) truncation: rootofword*
GOOGLE SEARCH CHALLENGE:
Create a Search String of search terms and/or "search phrases" to find the answers in Google
TIP/Remember: use the site:top level domain limiter LAST in the search string!
1) Identify a zoo in Massachusetts that is the home of both of these animals: an Australian Walking Stick and a Rosy Boa.
2) What is the name of the Brown University Javanese music ensemble that is made up of gongs and percussion instruments?