Learn from Kayla at SCLS:
Get more out of your searching - by getting less results (but more relevant ones)
I search for some really weird, hard to find stuff. Part of my job is doing authority control, which basically means I have to look up really obscure items (mostly foreign movies and anime) and make sure everyone in our catalog record is actually associated with that item and their name is spelled correctly. My searches have to be very narrow so I can find what I am actually looking for.
Here are a couple of the tricks I’ve picked up to get better results.
These two tricks work on Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo.
There are many more tips, but these are the two I use the most. Here are a couple of my searches I’ve done in the past for authority control work:
From Google's Applied Digital Skills team:
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David Lee King recently posted about findings regarding teens' social technology habits:
Pew Research Center just released a report titled Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018. It’s full of interesting facts (as most Pew reports are). Check it out!
Implications for libraries?
John's collection of tech tips, trends, and training for NFLS librarians
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