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Below are some of my recent workshop presentations on search strategies and tools.

ERA Webinar 18th November 2014

This is the basic set of slides that we looked at today. I will add screen shots of some of the search tools that I used live to research the individual mentioned in the exercise/example and upload them shortly.


Social Search

UKeiG, 28th October 2014, Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1AD


Google and internet search

Search strategies and techniques for better results
Executive Research Association, 15th October 2014. London


Making Google Behave

Society of Indexers Annual Conference, 5th-7th September 2014
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester


Using Google professionally: oh what larks!

CILIPTV, Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
RISC Global Cafe, London Street Reading


Getting the best from mobile technology

Holywell Library and Learners' Centre, 20th August 2014


Keeping up to date with new research: skills and tools for library staff and users

Organised by Academic and Research Libraries Group and Information Services Group. Wednesday 9th July 2014, CILIP, Ridgmount Street, London

Google is not the only search tool PowerPoint

Technologies for keeping up to date: a personal viewpoint PowerPoint

The Brave New World of Free, Open Data and Open Access

Pre-conference workshop, BIALL 2014, Wednesday11th June 2014, Harrogate


Additional materials

Google Scholar citation indexes - PowerPoint

Selected Google Comands HTML PDF

Google Search Tips HTML PDF

Top Search Tips HTML PDF (some overlap with Google Search Tips)

Search Tools Summary and Comparison Table. Summarises and compares a selection of the advanced search commands that are available in Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo. HTML PDF

Twitter Search HTML PDF

How Google makes improvements to its search algorithm - YouTube