Presentations and additional materials for Google and advanced search

Standard workshops

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New Google, new challenges
How to get the best out of Google and improve search results

Essential non-Google search tools for researchers
General search and specialist alternatives to Google

Free search tools for scientific information
Options for searching and viewing scientific papers and information free of charge

Social Search
When and how to use social media and professional networks as part of your search strategy

Business information resources
Key internet resources for business information concentrating on free and PAYG

Market research and statistics
Resources and search techniques for tracking down quality market research and statistics

Free government, official and legal resources
How to track down current and past papers, policy documents, legislation and official research

Finding and using open data
Tools and techniques for finding and using open data sets

Assessing the quality of information
How to separate the good from the bad and exceedingly ugly

Recent workshops and presentations

The changing landscape of search for business information

Workshop held at VOGIN-IP-lezing, 9 March 2017, Amsterdam


Searching for reliable business information: free versus fee

Presentation given at VOGIN-IP-lezing, 9th March 2017, Amsterdam


Advanced Searching: Overview of Google and alternative search tools

Half day workshop for the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford. 1st March 2017


New Challenges in search: practical hints for effective searching, assessing quality and critical thinking

SLA Surrey, George Abbot School, Guildford, 1st February 2017


London Info International, Google Search and Beyond

Presentation on Google as part of the session on Google Search and Beyond, Held at ExCeL, London, 7th December 2016.

New Google, New Challenges PowerPoint

WebSearch Academy, Internet Librarian International

Olympia Conference Centre, London, 17th October 2016. Edited highlights from the full presentations are available on SlideShare and authorSTREAM. If you attended the workshop and would like copies of the full presentation please contact me at

New Dimensions in Search: seeing, hearing, viewing. Searching for images, video and sound. authorSTREAM, SlideShare

If not Google then what? Alternative to Google. authorSTREAM, SlideShare

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

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